− How do you think Japan coped with the earthquake? This is called a passive plate boundary. Watch breaking news videos, viral videos and original video clips on CNN.com. People were evacuated and emergency rations provided. Early data suggested that this most recent earthquake would be as deadly and costly as the 1995 Kobe earthquake. The focus of the earthquake was 16km beneath the epicentre, 20km from the city of Kobe. An earthquake occurred on January 17th, 1995, at 5:46 am in the south-central part of Japan. This is the fourth largest earthquake in the world and the largest in Japan since instrumental recordings began in 1900. Damage was estimated at $100 billion. In addition to the great amount of deaths, 30,000 people were injured, 300,000 were homeless, and 110,000 buildings were damaged. Trains, trucks, cars, boats, buildings and infrastructure were all swept away. Paragraph 3 There were also long term responses. //-->, (please note this page is work in progress). With reference to the Kobe earthquake (1995) and Sichuan earthquake (2008), decide whether this statement is true or not. The 2 plates are sliding past each other. It later earned the name as the Kobe Earthquake due to the amount of damage that Kobe, Japan suffered. Many people moved away from the area permanently. google_ad_slot = "2228383699"; “Earthquakes don’t kill people, buildings do” The Kobe Earthquake proved clearly and tragically that even the most technologically advanced country can be unprepared for natural disasters. A three way destructive plate boundary occurred as a result of a plate movement along the border between the plates. It had a magnitude of 7.3 and killed more than 6,400 people. Kobe has a population of 1.5 million people and is a major port for importing and exporting goods for Japan, situated south of the main island, Honshu, on a narrow strip of land between the ocean and high mountain ranges, it lies above the junction of the Philippine and Eurasian plates. Cause of Earthquakes Its capital city is Port-au-Prince. When and where did the hazard occur? //-->. (please note this page is work in progress). Then eventually, earthquakes happen when that pressure is released. The epicenter was 129km Two earthquakes that we are looking at is the Kobe and Sichuan earthquake, located in Japan and China. There is a direct relationship between plate margins and earthquakes, throughout the world. Over 6,400 people lost their lives, many of whom lived in Kobe and resided in the suburbs. The Guardian