Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
Images from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, also known as the Kobe Earthquake, of January 17, 1995.

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 Fumi Okamoto and her daughter, Hana, survived the collapse of their house (in the background). 
 Keywords: kobe, earthquake, house collapse, japan, mother, daughter, child, hug, protect
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 The scale of the fires and the destruction of the water system fequently ment that only one firefighter could be assigned to a fire that might normally have 40 or 50 firefighters attending. 
 Keywords: kobe, earthquake, firefighter, hoses, fire, protective clothing, japan
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 Mothers found themselves holding on to young children who were bewidered and scared. 
 Keywords: kobe, earthquake, mother, daughter, child, hug, protect
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 Thousands of people found themselves lucky to be alive, but without a home or business to return to. 
 Keywords: man, destruction, earthquake, house, kobe, japan
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 Shock was written on the faces of so many people who lives had been turned upside down in a few seconds. 
 Keywords: man, shock, destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan
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 Only a handful of telephones were working in the hours and days following the earthquake. With so many trapped by the topography of the area, queues for working phones quickly formed as people tried to get information in and out of the disaster zone. 
 Keywords: earthquake, kobe, telephone, queue, pre-internet, pre-mobilephone, communication, disaster zone
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 The emergency services were stretched to the limits trying to protect and inform the public. 
 Keywords: policewoman, megaphone, disaster zone, earthquake, japan, kobe, fire, destruction
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 People made homeless by the quake gathered around braziers with only rugs to keep them warm, while the waited for news and help from the authorities. The wait was frequently a long one. 
 Keywords: Woman, boy, men, brazier, warm, cold, huddle, wait, earthquake, kobe, japan
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 When survivors were pulled out of the rubble people had to create makeshift stretchers and carry them to first aid stations which had been set up in sports fields and school playgrounds. 
 Keywords: survivor, rubble, help, stretcher, medical attention, rush, rubble, power cables, men, earthquake, kobe, japan
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 The docks in Kobe were badly damaged by the earthquake, but the real damage came with shipping firms moving their business to other Japanese ports. By 2005, ten years after the quake, Kobe as a port was only operating at about 80% of it's pre-earthquake capacity. 
 Keywords: ports, docks, kobe, shipping, trade, damage, freight, cranes, earthquake, kobe, japan
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 Huge fissures opened up in the ground during the magnitude 7.3 tremor. 
 Keywords: Fissure, earthquake, kobe, japan
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 Many steel framed buildings were not built to high earthquake tolerances as the Kansai region of Japan was considered not prone to earthquakes. 
 Keywords: destruction, steel-frame, damage, building, kobe, earthquake, japan
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 The infrastructure was particularly badly hit, with the rail and road networks sustaining massive damage. 
 Keywords: railway, damage, collapse, ballast, earthquake, kobe, japan
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 Bewlidered parents and children watched as emergency services tried their best to rescue trapped people and deal with fires. 
 Keywords: kobe, earthquake, japan, mother, child, holding hands
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 With the fire brigade stretched to the limit most people were compelled to fight fires with whatever came to hand. 
 Keywords: destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan, extinguishers, red, fire, kirin, crate
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 Japan is known as a place where almost anything can be bought from a vending machine. Heavy tiled roofs gave way in the quake. 
 Keywords: destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan, coke, coca-cola, red, tiles
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 Motorcyles and mopeds are a poular form of transport in Japan. 
 Keywords: destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan, moped, helmet, grey
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 A woman digs through the remains of her house trying salvage whatever she can, but is grateful to be alive. 
 Keywords: destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan, woman, salvage, dig, house
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 Natural disasters have no respect for economic power. McDonalds was just one of the many companies to be affected by the destruction. 
 Keywords: destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan, golden arches, McDonalds, glass
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 The noise of the earthquake was one of its most notable features, but the noise of the aftermath was significant too, with the double beat of Chinook helicopters overhead, the incessant sirens of the emergency services, and the alarms of cars crushed by falling buildings which continued to sound for days until the cars' batteries died. This buidling was a multi-storey carpark. The fire in the distance covered several citiy blocks. 
 Keywords: destruction, kobe, earthquake, japan, carpark, multistorey, smoke, pall, gulley, river

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