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Seismological and engineering aspects of the 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe) earthquake

January 17, 1995

Immediately following the Jan. 17, 1995, Kobe earthquake, a reconnaissance team was organized under the auspices of the Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Program of the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. The mission of the team was to provide a timely, first-hand overview of the type and extent of the damage, and to provide the necessary background information for future research and for U.S.-Japan cooperation in earthquake engineering. Additional information was gathered through participation in U.S.-Japan seminars and workshops, and through collaboration with researchers and practicing engineers in Japan. The research team has focused its efforts on seismology, strong ground motion, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering. This report provides summaries of the findings in these subject areas.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1995
Title Seismological and engineering aspects of the 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe) earthquake
Authors V. Bertero, Roger D. Borcherdt, Peter W. Clark, Douglas S. Dreger, Filip C. Filippou, D.A. Foutch, Lind Gee, Masahiko Higashino, Susumu Kono, Le-Wu Lu, Jack P. Moehle, Mark Murray, Julio Ramirez, B. Romanowicz, Nicholas Sitar, Christopher R. Thewalt, Stephen Tobriner, Andrew S. Whittaker, James K. Wight, Yan Xiao
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Series Number 95/10
Index ID 70234271
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Hazards Program