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The Great Hanshin (or Kobe) Earthquake – Japan 1995

14 October 2014

The Great Hanshin, or Kobe, Earthquake occurred at 05:46 JST on the 17th January 1995, in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan. The earthquake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale but was unusually destructive because it occurred so near the surface (14 km down), it caused the south side of the Nojima [read more]