THE KOBE CASE STUDY

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  • Created on: 07-03-15 18:08
Date and Time of Earthquake
17 January 1995 @ 5:46 {morning rush hour}
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How long did last?
20 seconds
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Intensity on Richter scale
7.2
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Amount of ground movement?
Horizontally - 18cm Vertically- 12cm
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What plate movement caused the Earthquake?
Kobe is on a minor fault called the Nojima Fault which lies on a Destructive Plate Margin. The Oceanic Crust - Philippine Plate is force downwards when it meets the Continental Crust-Eurasian Plate. The
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Why was the Earthquake so damaging?
Because the earthquake lasted 20 seconds during the rush time therefore the ground moved 18cm horizontally the earthquakes focus was really close to the surface and the epicentre being so close to the Kobe.
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Primary Effects:
• 200,000 buildings were destroyed. • 1200 of the 150 quays in the port of Kobe were destroyed. • Several trains on minor lines were derailed. • All three railway links to outside cities where destroyed - A 1km stretch of the elevated Hanshin expr
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Secondary Effects:
• Stopped ambulances getting to people. • Large fire broke out due to the broken gas pipes. • Peoples had to stay in gym and open parks. • Electricity mains, raged for several days. • Estimated 230,000 people made homeless • 5500 people died • At n
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how successful did Kobe recover from the earthquake?
• Kobe’s infrastructure including water, electricity, gas and telephone services was fully operated by July. {Without it for 6 months} • The area most affected by the fire has been cleared by the rubble but little rebuilding has taken place.
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