Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck Kobe area at 5:46:51 am, on 17th January, 1995. The earthquake was named "South Hyogo Prefecture Earthquake" by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and also named "The great Hanshin Earthquake" by the government. The epicenter of the main shock was located by Kyoto Univ. and Nagoya Univ. to be at latitude 34.641°N, longitude 135.179°E, and depth 13.3km. The seismic intensity at the center of Kobe city was announced to be 7 in Japanese scale (by JMA) which was the highest ever experienced in Japan.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Acceleration Distribution and Fault Location During Kobe Earthquake

St. Louis, Missouri

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck Kobe area at 5:46:51 am, on 17th January, 1995. The earthquake was named "South Hyogo Prefecture Earthquake" by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and also named "The great Hanshin Earthquake" by the government. The epicenter of the main shock was located by Kyoto Univ. and Nagoya Univ. to be at latitude 34.641°N, longitude 135.179°E, and depth 13.3km. The seismic intensity at the center of Kobe city was announced to be 7 in Japanese scale (by JMA) which was the highest ever experienced in Japan.