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1

How many were killed?

5500

2

How many were seriously injured?

40,000

3

How many were made homeless?

300,000

4

What were 3 other primary effects?

Gas mains ruptured
Water pipes fractured
The Hanshin expressway (an elevated road) collapsed

5

How much damage was done

$80 billion worth

6

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

7

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

8

What were some of the long term responses?

Roads repaired
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

9

When did it happen?

January 17th 1995

10

What did it measure on the Richter scale?

7.2

11

Why did it occur?

On a destructive plate margin

12

Which three plates meet in Japan?

Eurasian, Philippine sea, Pacific

13

How many buildings were destroyed or damaged ?

190,000

14

By January 1999 how many houses had been constructed?

134000 but some people were still living in temporary accommodation

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