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GCSE Kobe Earthquake

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7.2 (6.9 Mw)
Magnitude of the Kobe Earthquake
102,000
buildings destroyed in Kobe
January 17th 1995
Date of the Earthquake
300,000
the number of homeless people as a result of the earthquake
5000+
The number of deaths
Pacific and Philippines
Oceanic plates subducted to cause the earthquake
Eurasian
Continental plate involved in the earthquake
Fire
A secondary hazard associated with this earthquake
July 1995
Water, gas and electricty all back on by this date
Jan 1999
134,000 housing units built by this date
New laws
Passed to make buildings earthquake proof in the long run
Port
built on reclaimed land so badly affected by the earthquake