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Primary effects (instantly after)

>Buildings collapsed

>Tsunami

>Electric lines fall

Secondary effects (the next couple of days)

> Higher death toll

> Higher missing people toll

> Flooding

> Heavy rainfall

> Water disease

> Starvation

> Nuclear 'meltdown' feared

> 18,000 of Japan's Self-Defence forces are helping around 'hit' areas.

> Nuclear accident and radiation leakage

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The effects of the 1989 earthquake included:
- 67 Deaths
- 6,000 Homes damaged / destroyed
- 2000 people made homeless
- Upper deck of the Nemitz highway collapsing onto the lower deck crushing people in their cars
- A section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsing
- Fire resulting from gas explosions
- Massive economic costs ($4.4 billion)
- Damage to infrastructure - electricity / gas and water mains cut

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The primary impacts of an earthquake are the immediate effects of the ground shaking. Here are a few examples of the possible impacts:

  1. Buildings and bridges collapse.
  2. People are injured or killed by buildings and bridges collapsing.
  3. Roads, railways, ports and airports are damaged.
  4. Electricity cables are damaged, cutting off supplies..
  5. Gas pipes are broken, causing leaks and cutting off supplies.
  6. Telephone poles and cables are destroyed.
  7. Underground water and sewage pipes are broken causing leaks and cutting off supplies.
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the first primary effects were : The ground started shaking, things started to light on fire and buildings started to fall down , Crushing people and killing them

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the secondary effects of an earthquake are people in hospitals, peoples deaths and peoples valuables destroyed :D

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Panic for one. Congested hospitals, roads, and even downed communication and power lines. Gas fires from ruptured gas lines.

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Oi, Soil liquefaction

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they caught on fire

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