So many people, especially elderly, die after the events because of stress, sickness, suicide, and others. We call this a disaster-related death. Kobe earthquake became the trigger to notice this. Over 1,126 were reported as dead not by direct effects of the earthquake. They were aged and easy to get sick and become worse with the circumstances around them such as cold weather, insanitary situations, and private matters after the disaster. They had stressful conditions. They worried about their future, which could not see. 3,472 people (2016.3.31)*were reported as dead, disaster-related death, after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in 2011.
* Disaster-related death number by 2011 tsunami is still increasing.