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Table 2 Comparison of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster (GEJED) and the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster (GHAED)

From: Survey of dialysis therapy during the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster and recommendations for dialysis therapy preparation in case of future disasters

  GEJED GHAED
Dead 19,335 6434
Missing 2,600 3
Irjured 6,219 43,792
Evacuees Approx. 470,000 Approx. 320,000
Damage to residential buildings   
 Completely destroyed 124,690 104,906
 Half destroyed 275,118 144,274
 Partially damaged 764,843 390,506
Damage to nonresidential buildings 91,509 42,496
Damage to roads 4,200 sections 7,245 sections
Damage to bridges 116 sections 774 sections
Period of traffic restrictions 12 days 1 year and 7 months
Water outages Approx. 0.045 million households Approx. 1.3 million households
Gas supply interruptions Approx. 0.42 million households Approx. 2.6 million households
Power outages Approx. 8.44 million households Approx. 2.6 million households
Telephone interruptions Approx. 1.9 million lines (fixed line) More than 0.3 million lines