'Merika, neuken ja. Source: imgur subscribe for more The Great Hanshin earthquake, or Kobe earthquake, occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 05:46 JST (Janu
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The Great Hanshin earthquake, or Kobe earthquake, occurred on Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at 05:46 JST (January 16 at 20:46 UTC) in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It measured 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale (USGS),[2] and Mj7.3 (adjusted from 7.2) on JMA magnitude scale.[3] The tremors lasted for approximately 20 seconds. The focus of the earthquake was located 16 km beneath its epicenter,[3] 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.[1] 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 in the 20th century after the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, which claimed 140,000 lives. It caused approximately ten trillion yen ($100 billion) in damage, 2.5% of Japan's GDP at the time.

Seismic intensity

It was the first time that earthquake tremors in Japan were officially measured at seismic intensity (shindo in Japanese) of the highest Level 7 on the scale of Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Note: After this earthquake, seismic intensity observation in Japan was fully mechanized (from April 1996) and JMA seismic intensity Levels 5 and 6 were each divided into 2 levels (from October 1996).

An on-the spot investigation by JMA concluded that tremors by this earthquake were at seismic intensity of

Level 7 in particular areas in northern Awaji Island (now Awaji City) and in the cities of Kobe, Ashiya, Nishinomiya and Takarazuka.[4]

Tremors were valued at seismic intensity of Levels 6 to 4 at observation points in Kansai, Chūgoku, Shikoku and Chūbu regions.[4]

Level 6 in the cities of Sumoto (in Awaji Island) and Kobe (both in Hyōgo Prefecture).
Level 5 in the cities of Toyooka (in Hyōgo Prefecture), Hikone (in Shiga Prefecture) and Kyoto.
Level 4 in the prefectures of Hyōgo, Shiga, Kyoto, Fukui, Gifu, Mie, Osaka, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tokushima, Kagawa and Kōchi.

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#25 - pussypunchpiss (03/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
You're all stupid. You see, they're gonna be looking for a president
#3 - Fjcf (03/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Uruguay ftw
#8 - amalur (03/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Right now this is happening in Belgium.
#38 - willindor (03/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
#44 to #38 - newmapsofhell (03/26/2014) [-]
That first word looks like ****** .
#4 - include (03/26/2014) [+] (9 replies)
User avatar #6 - bloodeyes (03/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
maybe cuz everyone wants to hurt a douchebag and not a fun loving bicyclist
#35 - lotengo ONLINE (03/26/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Yea its relevant again
#7 - rongkong (03/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
#10 - anonymous (03/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
is that mark wahlberg on a bike?
User avatar #22 to #10 - drturkleton (03/26/2014) [-]
You've got the wrong Mark.
User avatar #28 - roflstorm (03/26/2014) [-]
Drive around in an 8000 lb armoured school bus of a limo, with choppers looking around and a heavy police escort and you're asking to be targeted.

The Dutch prime minister rides a damn bike because his country isn't out to kill him.
#71 - anonywolftroll (03/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
MFW Rutte op de fiets
#79 - anonymous (03/26/2014) [+] (7 replies)
>mijn gezicht wanneer Amerika flikkers poep praten over onze minister president

Hij is misschien een sukkel maar hij is wel onze sukkel!
User avatar #57 - volero (03/26/2014) [+] (16 replies)
Oh wow. Dutch Prime Minister. Such a prestigous position.
User avatar #61 to #57 - bringitbitch (03/26/2014) [-]
In the netherlands Prime minister is highest posistion you could get. he's like obama but with an other title , Not to get confussed with out King and Queen the're just for the looks, they don't make the desisions .... so yeah it's a pretty prestigous in our country....
Sorry for the bad grammer.
#135 - namesboo (03/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Mayor of London's entrance
Mayor of London's entrance
#21 - jimli (03/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Not that this fully excuses it, but do you think it might have something to do with the fact that the American President is more of a target for assassination attempts than the Dutch PM?
Not that this fully excuses it, but do you think it might have something to do with the fact that the American President is more of a target for assassination attempts than the Dutch PM?
#1 - thewulfman ONLINE (03/25/2014) [-]
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#49 - anonymous (03/26/2014) [-]
#29 - drperzik ONLINE (03/26/2014) [-]
User avatar #13 - hitterdude (03/26/2014) [+] (12 replies)
is ************ nederlands/belgisch?
#34 to #15 - lotengo ONLINE (03/26/2014) [-]
If you aint Dutch, you aint much
#58 - sillysparrow (03/26/2014) [-]
Nedurlant foek ja
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