Great Hanshin earthquake

1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan

Great Hanshin earthquake (Japanese: 阪神・淡路大震災) is a major earthquake that occurred in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on January 17, 1995.[3][4] The quake caused catastrophic damage and killed 6,434 people.[5][6] Kobe and its surrounding areas, as well as the northern Awaji Island, were particularly severely damaged.[7] This was Japan's deadliest earthquake in the 20th century after the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, which claimed more than 105,000 lives.

Great Hanshin earthquake
Great Hanshin earthquake is located in Japan
Great Hanshin earthquake
UTC time1995-01-16 20:46:53
ISC event124708
Local dateJanuary 17, 1995 (1995-01-17)
Local time05:46:53 JST
Duration~20 seconds
Magnitude6.9 Mw[1]
Depth17.6 km (10.9 mi)[1]
Epicenter34°35′N 135°04′E / 34.59°N 135.07°E / 34.59; 135.07[1]
Areas affectedJapan
Total damage$200 billion USD
Max. intensityJMA 7

XI (Extreme)-XII (Extreme)
Peak acceleration0.8 g
Casualties5,502–6,434 killed[2]
36,896–43,792 injured[2]
251,301–310,000 displaced[2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
  3. NHK. "阪神・淡路大震災". テレビ60年 特選コレクション | NHKアーカイブス (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  4. 第2版, 世界大百科事典. "阪神・淡路大震災とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. "【特集】阪神・淡路大震災". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  6. "気象庁|「阪神・淡路大震災から20年」特設サイト". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  7. 小項目事典, 日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ),百科事典マイペディア,ブリタニカ国際大百科事典. "阪神・淡路大震災とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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