1995 Kobe earthquake is also known as the Great Hanshin Earthquake. This devastating earthquake occurred on January 17, 1995 in the Southern part of Hyogo Prefecture. It lasted for 20 seconds and had a magnitude of Mw6.8 on Moment Magnitude Scale.
This earth quake had a terrible short term as well as long term affects. As common with such tragedies, the short term effects also convert to long term effects gradually. Same was the case with Kobe earthquake. Around 200,000 buildings collapsed, around 1 km of the express way collapsed and 120 quays were also destroyed. Apart from that in the short term the electricity supply was disrupted. The people were left outside as they were afraid to return home. There were 716 after shocks of this earthquake.
In the long term damage, there were 6434 people recorded to be dead. It also caused ten trillion yen of damage in Japan. Railways and roads were damaged. Kobe never regained its former position of world's busiest sea port. The Japanese stock market faced a decline.
Well many people were homeless and fires devistated the area and with all the aftershocks many people were scared to go any where. Lots of the main highways were damaged and 30% of trains were unable to run it coasted $220 billion to repaire the damage caused.gas mains were reuined and water pipes were fractured 1 million people had to go with out water for 10 days. Fires devistated areas and beause the roads and highways were collapsed there was no way to put out the flames and people were draging freinds out of the rubbel fom building built in the 1960's etc
Short-term impacts include the fact that power supplies were disrupted, 200,000 buildings were destroyed along with 120 quays. The major link between towns, the Hanshin expressway, also collapsed. Long-term effects were that 6434 people were recorded to be dead. The earthquake also caused ten trillion yen of damage in Japan. Railways and roads were damaged, and sadly Kobe never regained its former position of world's busiest sea port.
The short term effects for buildings in the kobe earthquake
Kobe was bad earthquake many people died in the earthquake,