Flashcards in Kobe Earthquake Case Study Deck (14)
How many were killed?
How many were seriously injured?
How many were made homeless?
What were 3 other primary effects?
Gas mains ruptured
Water pipes fractured
The Hanshin expressway (an elevated road) collapsed
How much damage was done
$80 billion worth
What were three many secondary effects?
Many homes without water and electricity
People slept in tents in parks
Fires started as sparks from broken power lines ignited the gas
What were some immediate responses?
Japanese government evacuated people to temporary shelters
Search for survivors
Bulldozers cleared fallen buildings
Motorola maintained phone connection for free
What were some of the long term responses?
Port operating within a year
Earthquake proof buildings build
Japanese now practice earthquake drill every year
Panasonic operating within a year
Buildings further apart to prevent domino affect
Rubber blocks under bridges absorbs shock waves
When did it happen?
January 17th 1995
What did it measure on the Richter scale?
Why did it occur?
On a destructive plate margin
Which three plates meet in Japan?
Eurasian, Philippine sea, Pacific
How many buildings were destroyed or damaged ?