Japan: Kobe earthquake 1995


In January 1995, a massive earthquake struck Hanshin and brought about drastic damage, especially in Kobe. The earthquake is remembered as one of the worst in Japan during the 20th century.

Tohoku University researchers move closer to being able to anticipate when large earthquakes may hit.
Tohoku University

PLoS ONE 10(10): e0138714. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138714:

This paper presents the quantification of the "permanent" socio-economic impacts of the Great Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) earthquake in 1995 by employing a large-scale panel dataset of 1,719 cities

Public Library of Science
'Among the key legacies of the Hyogo and Kobe experience had been the incorporation of their experience into the ground-breaking Hyogo Framework for Action, 2005-2015, Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters, which defined global action for disaster risk reduction'...
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This case study reflected on the situation of elderly victims and survivors of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake through the perspective of the disaster cycle.
World Health Organization
This brief report presents economic Impacts of the Kobe and Marmara Earthquakes.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters
This book describes the background of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and its damages; the major issues during the recovery process and possible solutions; the action plan for future community rehabilitation and the future needs of its implementation.
United Nations Centre for Regional Development