Saturday, 1 March 2014

Kobe Earthquake Film

Case Study: The Kobe Earthquake (1995)

The Collapsed Hanshin Expressway was one of the most iconic effects of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake 

Although this is quite an old case study now, the Kobe quake of 1995 is still a very useful case study for a couple of reasons:
  1. It was very well documented and it was the first time so much film footage captured by CCTV cameras.
  2. It demonstrated that an organised response to a disaster is needed: people need to know what they are doing and be educated about quakes and what to do when they happen.
  3. It showed that certain quake-proofing of buildings was possible: and that other building materials did not!
This documentary in four parts might be old (and quiet) but it is well-presented ...

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