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What plate boundaries are involved?

Philippines and Eurasian Plate

When did the Earthquake take place?

January 1995

What was the magnitude of the earthquake?


How many people died?

Just over 5,000

How many buildings collapsed?


What was destroyed?

Whole parts of motorways and railways were destroyed despite earthquake proof design

Other primary impacts?

People moved to earthquake shelters that were -2 degrees

Secondary Effects?

Buildings destroyed by fire due to gas pipeline break

Refugees moved into temporary housing

Short term responses?

People evacuated

Gave out emergency rations

Rescue teams searched for survivors

How long did rescue teams search for survivors?

10 days

Long term Responses?

Many people moved away from area permanently

Jobs created in construction industry as part of a rebuilding programme