阪神淡路大震災

17 Jan

Fourteen years ago today, on Tuesday, January 17, 1995 at 午前5時46分 (5:46AM JST), the 阪神淡路大震災 (Kobe Earthquake) struck the Western Japan city of 兵庫県神戸市 (Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan).

It registered as a 震度7 (Level 7 on the Japanese Shindo scale*). I hope I never experience a major earthquake like that! (The small earthquakes are bad enough).

(* Japan uses the 震度 (Shindo earthquake scale) (震度7 (Level 7) is the highest) rather than the Richter Scale).

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21 Responses to “阪神淡路大震災”

  1. Rosalie December 29, 2011 at 2:16 am #

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    • tokyo5 December 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

      Thanks for the link to this post…but I didn’t take that picture.

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  2. manish April 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Dear all japanis we all indians r prey for your contry(japan) this time is very sensetive for your contry plz prey to god.GOD BLESS YOU

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    • tokyo5 April 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks. But, as I mentioned in a comment above, this post is actually about the anniversary of the 1995 January 17 earthquake in Kobe, Japan.

      I also wrote a post about the earthquake in Sendai last month.

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  3. jaine lyza bieber March 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    I’m sorry for the spelling of heart at my comment actually hurt,I’m soory who read “TAYONG LAHAT AY NAGKAKAMALI”that was tagalog

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    • tokyo5 March 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

      I don’t understand the Tagalog language. What does that mean?

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  4. jaine lyza bieber March 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Omepentarou,has actully feel the earthquake when she was sleeping…oh my she was lucky she was not heart…

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    • tokyo5 March 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

      You’re referring to this comment from a little over two years ago.

      You know that this post is about the anniversary of the Kobe earthquake of 1995, right?

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  5. jaine lyza bieber March 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    Oh my gosh!!!Have you heard the eathquake and the tsunami in “JAPAN” And the after shock again in “JAPAN”

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  6. Anonymous March 15, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    Don’t afraid indians will be help them

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    • tokyo5 March 15, 2011 at 2:51 am #

      Sorry. I’m not sure what you mean.

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  7. tokyo5 January 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    Today is 2010 January 17. The fifteenth anniversary of this earthquake.

    Of course there was a memorial ceremony in Kobe, Japan today in honor of the over 6,000 people who died in that disaster.

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  8. tokyo5 January 20, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    umepontarou…

    Yeah, I think most people were sleeping.
    That’s another bad thing about earthquakes…they seem to usually hit when everyone’s in bed!

    (Another is that they’re one of the few natural disasters that people can’t get a warning before it hits!)

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  9. umepontarou January 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Mistake! I was sleeping then, and I was waken up by the earthquake.
    My memory…

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  10. tokyo5 January 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    umepontarou…

    That 地震 (earthquake) happened at 5:46AM…you were just “about to sleep”?

    You go to bed late, huh?

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  11. umepontarou January 19, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    Oh my gosh…
    I can’t believe that it’s been 14 years already.

    I remember when it happened. I was in my room, about to sleep, then suddenly my house started shaking.

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  12. tokyo5 January 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    Wayne…

    And the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake. Was it also on 17日 (17th)? That’s odd that Kobe and LA had earthquakes on January 17 and SF had one on October 17 (albeit different years)!

    My friend had moved to San Francisco just before it happened…luckily he was OK, though.

    I visited San Francisco just before I came to Japan in 1990. I saw a building on the fault line…the building had shifted unevenly down the middle.

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  13. tokyo5 January 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Tornadoes28…

    That’s right, I actually knew that. I should have mentioned it in my post, the 阪神淡路大震災 (Kobe Earthquake) occurred on the first anniversary of the LA earthquake.

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  14. Wayne January 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    October 17, 1989 …Loma Prieta Earthquake (SF Bay Area) which I’m now told it was 6.9. I was at the World Series when it happened.

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  15. Tornadoes28 January 17, 2009 at 7:47 am #

    And, exactly 15 years ago today, the Northridge earthquake caused massive damage in the Los Angeles area. Fortunately it killed far fewer people then the Kobe quake. But there was massive damage including collapsed freeways and bridges, apartment buildings, and my University in Northridge which suffered the worst damage of any University in US history.

    Bizarre that these two quakes happened on exactly the same day one year apart.

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