Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

During this earthquake, strong acceleration records were obtained in free fields in many sites in and around the Kobe city. Some of the recording sites consist of multi-level vertical arrays, which demonstrated very peculiar features of seismic amplification in reclaimed lands and Holocene and Pleistocene soil layers. Particularly it has been found that, when the max acceleration at the depth of 80-100m exceeds 200-300 cm/s2, the upper layer will not amplify the acceleration anymore except for the shallowest layer in most case.

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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Soil Amplification in Great Hanshin Earthquake

St. Louis, Missouri

During this earthquake, strong acceleration records were obtained in free fields in many sites in and around the Kobe city. Some of the recording sites consist of multi-level vertical arrays, which demonstrated very peculiar features of seismic amplification in reclaimed lands and Holocene and Pleistocene soil layers. Particularly it has been found that, when the max acceleration at the depth of 80-100m exceeds 200-300 cm/s2, the upper layer will not amplify the acceleration anymore except for the shallowest layer in most case.