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How many people were killed?

Over 5000


How many people injured?

Over 40,000 injured


How many people were left homeless?

300,000 left homeless


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


Immediate responses?

Japanese government evacuated people

Emergency services searched for survivors

Hospitals treated the injured

Fires put out

Bulldozers brought in to clear roads


Secondary effects?

$80 billion of damage

Many homes without water

Homes without electricity

People slept in tents in parks


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