Emergency Response: Lessons Learned from the Kobe Earthquake
Tierney, Kathleen J.
Goltz, James D.
Disaster Research Center
The Kobe earthquake of January 17, 1995 was the most devastating natural disaster to strike Japan since the Great Kanto earthquake and fire of 1923. A total of 6,279 persons died as a result of the earthquake; nearly 90% of the deaths occurred as a direct result of building collapse, and the remainder were due largely to the fires that broke out following the earthquake.
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