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What were the short term effects

Electricity and water supply was badly damaged
People had to sleep in tenets in cold winter conditions
Disturbed school
Increased unemployment


What are the economic impacts

$220 billion damage
202000 or more building were damaged


What are the social impacts

6434 people died
40000 people injured
People were trapped under rubble


What was the natural hazard caused

An easrthquake


What were the long term effects

Most roads are now earthquake proof
By August 1995 rail was fixed
80% of the port was working


What were the environmental impacts

Magnitude of 7.2 ms
Emergency services found it hard to move around the city
Wood houses were set on fire