Great Hanshin earthquake

Coordinates: 34°35′N 135°04′E / 34.59°N 135.07°E / 34.59; 135.07
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Great Hanshin earthquake
Great Hanshin earthquake is located in Japan
Great Hanshin earthquake
UTC time1995-01-16 20:46:53
ISC event124708
Local dateJanuary 17, 1995 (1995-01-17)
Local time05:46:53 JST
Duration~20 seconds
Magnitude6.9 Mw[1]
Depth17.6 km (10.9 mi)[1]
Epicenter34°35′N 135°04′E / 34.59°N 135.07°E / 34.59; 135.07[1]
Areas affectedJapan
Total damage$200 billion USD
Max. intensityJMA 7

XI (Extreme)-XII (Extreme)
Peak acceleration0.8 g
Casualties5,502–6,434 killed[2]
36,896–43,792 injured[2]
251,301–310,000 displaced[2]

Great Hanshin earthquake (Japanese: 阪神・淡路大震災) is a major earthquake that occurred in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on January 17, 1995.[3][4] The quake caused catastrophic damage and killed 6,434 people.[5][6] Kobe and its surrounding areas, as well as the northern Awaji Island, were particularly severely damaged.[7] This was Japan's deadliest earthquake in the 20th century after the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, which claimed more than 105,000 lives.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
  3. NHK. "阪神・淡路大震災". テレビ60年 特選コレクション | NHKアーカイブス (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  4. 第2版, 世界大百科事典. "阪神・淡路大震災とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. "【特集】阪神・淡路大震災". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  6. "気象庁|「阪神・淡路大震災から20年」特設サイト". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  7. 小項目事典, 日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ),百科事典マイペディア,ブリタニカ国際大百科事典. "阪神・淡路大震災とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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