Why Did the Kobe Earthquake Happen?

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The Kobe earthquake occurred on the 17th of January 1995, at 5.46 a.m. (local time). It had a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale, lasted for 20 seconds and left over 5,000 people dead and over 300,000 homeless in south central Japan.
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The Kobe Earthquake, also known as the Great Hanshin Earthquake occurred on Tuesday 16th January 1995 in south Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Earthquakes are usually caused by faulting: an abrupt agile movement of rock along a rupture surface. The Kobe Earthquake measured 7.2 on the Richter scale.
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