World's most deadliest Kobe earthquake in Japan: Watch video
Here's a viral video of the infamous Kobe earthquake tragedy which had hit the major port city of Japan situated in the west of Osaka Bay on January 17, 1995.
New Delhi: As a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Sunday jolted many parts of Pakistan, here's video, which has gone viral on social media, of the infamous Kobe earthquake tragedy which had hit the major port city of Japan situated in the west of Osaka Bay on January 17, 1995.
As per the clipping, instruments in a lab in the western part of Japan picked up an intense electromagnetic radiation. It was the signature of a massive earthquake which had just struck the city of Kobe from its epicenter 20 kms to the south-west.
The early morning of the said date, quake had hit Kobe when much of the city was still asleep, trapping many people inside their homes and other buildings.
It killed 6,434 people and levelled much of the city, forcing the quake-prone nation to conduct major upgrades of its disaster preparedness.
In addition to those killed, as per reports, 40,000 people were injured and 640,000 buildings were damaged, including over 100,000 homes that were completely destroyed. As many as 310,000 people were forced to find emergency shelter.
Japan suffers about a fifth of the world's most powerful tremors.
Watch the video here (courtesy-YouTube):