January 1995 Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe), Japan Images

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On the morning of January 17, 1995 (January 16 at 20:46 GMT), a major earthquake occurred near the City of Kobe, Japan. The greatest intensity of shaking for the 6.9 magnitude earthquake was in a narrow corridor of two to four kilometers stretching 40 km along the coast of Osaka Bay. The worst destruction ran along the previously undetected fault on the coast, east of Kobe. Kobe's major businesses and port facilities, and residences are located on this strip. This earthquake caused 5,480 deaths, and totally destroyed more than 192,000 houses and buildings.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: January 1995 Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe), Japan Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 34.583
S: 34.583
E: 135.018
W: 135.018
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: January 1995 Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe), Japan Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Earthquakes
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Earthquakes
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan
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      • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: January 1995 Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe), Japan Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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