To present the student with evidence of a major earthquake disaster
To allow the student to relate theory to actual events
To provide Case Study information for use in the GCSE examination
The student should learn about:
(a) The location of Kobe in relation to major tectonic features;
(b) The effects of the earthquake on transport and communications;
(c) The effects of the earthquake on utilities and services;
(d) The secondary damage caused by fire.
The student should have knowledge and understanding of:
(a) A recent earthquake;
(b) The primary and secondary consequences of earthquakes;
(c) How earthquakes disrupt areas long after the initial event.
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