What were the consequences of the Kobe earthquake?
it distroyed a lot of buildings
The Kobe earthquake occurred on Jan 17th 1995 at 5.46 am. It mesured about 7.2 on the Richter scale. · The earthquake took place in Kobe, 1995 · On the moment magnitude scale the kobe earthquake is 6.8, · and mij 7.3 on the revised 7.2 on the old JMA magnitude with tremors that just lasted 20 seconds. · Hundreds of people are feared dead and thousands injured after a powerful earthquake struck Japan at…
The Kobe earthquake Killed more than 6000 people and more than 26000 people were Injured! Of the people that were Killed, Most of them were caused by being hit by falling Debris! 6,434 was the final number released as the death toll for the Kobe or Great Hanshin earthquake of 17 January 1995. This is an approximate figure. The estimated deaths in the city of Kobe alone were 4,600.
The Kobe earthquake in 1995 destroyed more than 102,000 buildings and left 300,000 people homeless. The cost estimate to restore the basic infrastructure of the city was 150-million dollars. This was just for state owned buildings and services alone. The Kobe earthquake is the most expensive natural disaster in modern history. The earthquake lasted only 20-seconds.