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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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