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Kobe. like most of the aforementioned cities to have endured earthquakes. was plagued by slow response and less than optimal coordination of relief efforts following the disaster. This case study examines the disaster. response. and long-term changes that have resulted from the catastrophe in Kobe. While the earthquake in 1995 claimed scores of . . .
Case studies of earthquakes Kobe. Japan. 1995 (MEDC) On 17th January 1995. an earthquake struck Kobe. a heavily populated urban area in Japan. It measured 7. 4 on the Richter scale and occurred as . . .
A case study of an Earthquake in an MEDC — Kobe Earthquake in Japan. 1995 Location and causes Kobe is located farther than many other cities in Japan from a destructive margin where 2 oceanic plates the Pacific and Philippine plates. are pushed under the Eurasian plate. At 5. 46am on January 17th 1995. The Kobe earthquake was powerful (magnitude 6. 9) ; the epicentre was only 20km southwest of . . .
The earthquake that hit Kobe during the winter of 1995 measured 6. 9 on the Richter scale. At this plate margin. the Pacific plate is being pushed under the Eurasian plate. stresses build up and when they are released the Earth shakes. This is known as an earthquake happening along a subduction zone. The focus was only 16km below the crust and this happened on the 17th Jan 1995 at 5. 46am. 10 . . .
Case Study: Kobe 2012 Where did it happen? Kobe is the fifth largest city in Japan found on the southern side of the main island. Honshu. Japan is found on the destructive boundary between the Philippine plate and the Eurasian plate. What happened? On the 17th January 1995 at 5:46 an earthquake struck the city of Kobe. The earthquake measured 6. 8 on the Richter scale. The focus …
At the time of the earthquake. Japan and the Hanshin region were in the midst of a recession and Kobe’s economy was transitioning away from heavy industry and toward office. service. and retail sectors. The Port of Kobe. Japan’s leading container shipping port. was heavily damaged and repairs took almost a year to complete. Chemical and . . .
Kobe Earthquake in 1995 . Introduction. Japan is positioned on the margin of the Eurasian Plate. The Philippine Sea Plate is subducted below the Eurasian plate. resulting in Japan having greater than average seismic and volcanic activity. Immediately south of Osaka Bay is a fault called the Median Tectonic Line ( MTL). and it was sudden movement along this fault that triggered the earthquake . . .
Responses Solutions Find out more Videos Background . Kobe is located in the south east of Japan. near a destructive plate margin. It is a megacity and has one of the largest container ports in the World. Although further from a plate margin than most of the cities in Japan. Kobe is still found on a fault line. The earthquake that hit Kobe during the winter of 1995 measured 6. 9 on the Richter . . .
Kobe Earthquake. 1995 Based on my own research. some data could be different to what you find. . Case Study of the Management of a Tectonic Event in an HIC: Kobe Earthquake. 1995. Intro facts: Cause of the earthquake: The earthquake was caused by the Philippines Plate being subducted under the Eurasian Plate. The focus was very shallow; it was only about 15km. The epicentre was …