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JDR Vol.2 No.4 pp. 298-302
(2007)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2007.p0298

Review:

The Great Hanshin Earthquake and Fire

Yoshiteru Murosaki

National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 4-35-3 Jindaiji-Higashimachi, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0012, Japan

Received:
May 7, 2007
Accepted:
May 24, 2007
Published:
August 1, 2007
Keywords:
Great Hanshin Earthquake, urban fire, fire spread, fire causes, preparation for next earthquake
Abstract

Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan was hit on January 17, 1995, by an epicentral earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. The Great Hanshin Earthquake left over 6,000 people dead beneath collapsed buildings and in urban fires. We discuss the damage and nature and causes of fires to provide information that may help prevent such events in the future.

Cite this article as:
Yoshiteru Murosaki, “The Great Hanshin Earthquake and Fire,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.2, No.4, pp. 298-302, 2007.
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