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The Hidden Signs of Kobe's Post-Earthquake Resurrection

Kobe after the earthquake. (Photo: ????/CC BY-SA 3.0) Within a minute, early in the morning of January 17, 1995, Kobe fell down. The earthquake, magnitude 7.3, twisted railroads and knocked down highways. It collapsed older buildings, made with tiled roofs that could withstand tsunamis, but flimsier walls that could not stand up to the shift of the earth. Fires spread, and wooden houses that made it through the quake burned down.
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