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:
- It was very well documented and it was the first time so much film footage captured by CCTV cameras.
- 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.
- It showed that certain quake-proofing of buildings was possible: and that other building materials did not!
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