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Flashcards in Kobe Earthquake-tectonics Deck (7):
1

How many people were killed?

Over 5000

2

How many people injured?

Over 40,000 injured

3

How many people were left homeless?

300,000 left homeless

4

Primary effects?

Gas mains ruptured

Water pipes fractured which meant it was difficult to put out fires

The hanshin expressway an elevated road collapsed

Railway lines buckled

5

Immediate responses?

Japanese government evacuated people

Emergency services searched for survivors

Hospitals treated the injured

Fires put out

Bulldozers brought in to clear roads

6

Secondary effects?

$80 billion of damage

Many homes without water

Homes without electricity

People slept in tents in parks

7

Long term responses?

Roads repaired

Panasonic back in operation within a year

Earthquake proof buildings

New buildings built further apart

Japan now practice an earthquake drill every year