The Kobe Earthquake Why Didd Mrs Endo Die?

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Why did Mrs. Endo die?
On the 17th of January 1995, a great earthquake struck the Japanese city of Kobe at 5:40 am. Over 80% of the quake victims died together with Mrs Endo, her husband, however, did not! There are numerous reasons why, the aim of this essay is to explain them to you.

The earthquake started due to the fact that Kobe is situated among 3 of the Earth’s tectonic plates (The Eurasian, the Pacific and the Philippine plates).Stress had been strengthening in the rocks of the Philippine and pacific plates, once this stress was released, shock waves travelled through the Earth’s crust. This resulted in mass destruction in the form of ‘The Kobe Earthquake’ (Which reached 7.2 on the Richter scale!) And was the worst recorded …show more content…

Going back to the Endo’s, Mr. Endo had been staying with his son; the building they were in was built quake proof (as were all buildings in Japan since 1981) so they were hardly damaged! Kazuo, Helped by friends, found his mother’s body at 1:20 p.m. on the 19th January, 48 hour after her sad demise.


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