Pictures of Disasters in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, 1995. 1. 17

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Barry Leonard
DIANE Publishing, 2008 - 29 pages
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The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which struck Northern Awaji Island, Japan, on Jan. 17, 1995, registered an intensity of 6 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in Kobe & Sumoto, & was felt widely in Japan from Tohoku to Kyushu regions. The first earthquake in Japan to be focused on a highly concentrated urban area, it killed 5,502 & injured 41,527. Also seriously damaged were the transportation network required for emergency & reconstruction activities; the port facilities; & water, communications, & power supply lifelines. This report records the earthquake through color photographs to publicize the reactions of citizens & volunteers, the emergency measures implemented, & the progress of the reconstruction effort. Over 80 color photos.
 

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