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The Kobe Earthquake

By Lexi Baird, Kyler Frasier, Abby Douglas,


Aaron Rodriguez, Rane Dutcher, and Damion
Johnson

Kyler

Where are we Building?


Kobe, Japan
Hanshin-Awaji

Geographic Information

Rane

Disaster Name- Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster


It spread toward the southwest along the Nojima Fault on Awaji,
toward the northeast along the Suma and Suwayama faults
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Runs through the center of Kobe

Latitude- 34.583
Longitude- 135.018 (Located around the Ring of Fire)
Weak Bedrock

Map

LEXI

This is a map of Kobe


The earthquake said to have happened in the Ring of Fire

Historical Information

Aaron

- January 17, 1995


- Deadliest disaster in the world in 1995
- Capital of Hygo Prefecture
- Briefly the capital of Japan in 1138 C.E

Seismological Information

Damien

The great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster was on 7.3 on the


Richter scale.
Rated VII on the Mercalli Scale but was 8 on the modified Mercalli
Scale.
The plates shifted a total of 1.2-1.5 cm

Earthquake Mechanism

Abigail

Deformation in the source region that generates the seismic


waves.
The earthquake was caused
by three plates Eurasian, Pacific,
and Philippine Plates converged

Statistics

Kyler

The graph shows a positive correlation between the causes and effects between
the earthquake.

Primary Effects

kyler

200,000 buildings collapsed


79,000 people were killed
27,000 people injured
Landslides and large cracks that makes the earth rumble

Secondary Effects

Rane

The Pacific plate collided with the Philippine plate pushing


Eurasian plate aside
Gas mains broke causing fires to spread
316,000 left homeless and refugees and moved into
temporary housing
Deaths due to harsh winters

About this Earthquake

Aaron

Even though you can't fully predict an earthquake Japan


was somewhat ready for it.
Japan has ran many drills and preparations for things like
these.
Due to this earthquake Japan has developed a rescue
team and an earthquake preparation team.

Economic Analysis

Economic Background

Kyler

Type of Economy - Free Market Economy


Goods/Services Produced - Electrical devices / Automotives / Oil / Iron and Steel /
Medical Equipment / Organic Chemicals / Plastics / Ships and Boats
Gross Domestic Product - 4.751 trillion dollars

Economic Impact

Rane

Negatively Impacted Country:


Lost 12.4% of GDP, or 10 trillion yen
The Nikkei 225 Benchmark Index was down 24.4% by the end of June
Negatively impacted other countries:
Supply went down and demand went up
Japan accepted no help from other countries

HEALTH CARE

damien

Japans people are some of the healthiest people in the world and that is no
surprise their religion is on point of health and free health care is helping as
well.
Even the homeless are allowed healthcare.

Lexi

Why Should We Build Here?


Magnitude of the earthquake and the damage that it had
caused is concerning.
A cell phone tower can help save lives if another disaster
occurs.
We plan to build off the coast of Kobe Chinatown because
it could cover Kobe and multiple other cities as well.

Cultural Background

Damien

Climate: Humid, Subtropical - Higher Precipitation in Summer


Geography: Kobe is Long and Narrow - Ashiya / Takarazuka / Nishinomiya (East)
- Akashi (West) - Osaka Bay (South)
Ethnic Makeup: Japanese - 98.5% - Harmony / Decision Making / Fitting In

Cultural Background

Abby

Religions:
Shinto - Way of the Gods - Kami are the gods - When you die, you become a kami.
Buddhism - Teachings of Buddha Gautama Siddharta

Six Hofstede Dimensions


Power Distance: Moderate
Masculine
Long-Term Orientation: Moderate

Individualism: Average
Uncertainty Avoidance: High
Indulgence: Low

The funding process


Japan has the second most GDP in the world (2013)
Japan also has many allies to also help Fund the project
Japan has no cell towers according to 2013

kyler

Lexi

If another disaster were to occur, all of this would be destroyed.


Thousands would die in their own homes.
They need a cellphone tower to get help, instead of dying from being
trapped under rubble.

Abby

However
Japan is high up in the technology world and
have cell towers. We can always be ready to offer
our help if something happens.

Thank you so much for your time!


Any Questions?
Concerns?

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