The Great Hanshin earthquake, or Kobe earthquake, was an earthquake that occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 05:46 JST in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It measured 6.8 on the Moment magnitude scale (USGS), and Mj7.3 (adjusted from 7.2) on JMAmagnitude scale The tremors lasted for approximately 20 seconds. The focus of the earthquake was located 16 km beneath its epicenter,on the northern end of Awaji Island, 20 km away from the city of Kobe.
Approximately 6,434 people lost their lives (final estimate as of December 22, 2005); about 4,600 of them were from Kobe.
Among major cities, Kobe, with its population of 1.5 million, was the
closest to the epicenter and hit by the strongest tremors. This was
Japan's worst earthquake since the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, which claimed 140,000 lives. It caused approximately ten trillion yen
in damage, 2.5% of Japan's GDP at the time. Based on the average
currency conversion rate over the following 500 days of 97.545 yen per
USD, the quake caused $102.5 billion in damage.
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