Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

In response to a bitter experience in the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nambu (Kobe) earthquake, the level-2 ground motion, extraordinarily strong shaking motion that would be caused by an earthquake directly under the area such as the 1995 earthquake, has been considered in seismic design of various kind of structures in Japan, in addition to the level-l general ground motion. Geomorphological criteria in the manual for zonation on liquefaction hazard issued by Land Planning Agency, which have been used a qualitative estimate of liquefaction potential were demanded to keep up with the above-mentioned trend of the time. The purpose of this study is to develop geomorphological criteria for evaluating liquefaction potential for the level-2 ground motion as well as the level-l ground motion based on case histories in the past earthquakes. The newly developed criteria are applied to the 1948 Fukui earthquake that induced the level-2 destructive motion. A liquefaction potential map is drawn up for the Fukui Plain affected by the earthquake. The result of the assessment based on the criteria was consistent with the actual performance of the ground during the 1948 event.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Geomorphological Criteria for Evaluating Liquefaction Potential Considering the Level-2 Ground Motion in Japan

San Diego, California

In response to a bitter experience in the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nambu (Kobe) earthquake, the level-2 ground motion, extraordinarily strong shaking motion that would be caused by an earthquake directly under the area such as the 1995 earthquake, has been considered in seismic design of various kind of structures in Japan, in addition to the level-l general ground motion. Geomorphological criteria in the manual for zonation on liquefaction hazard issued by Land Planning Agency, which have been used a qualitative estimate of liquefaction potential were demanded to keep up with the above-mentioned trend of the time. The purpose of this study is to develop geomorphological criteria for evaluating liquefaction potential for the level-2 ground motion as well as the level-l ground motion based on case histories in the past earthquakes. The newly developed criteria are applied to the 1948 Fukui earthquake that induced the level-2 destructive motion. A liquefaction potential map is drawn up for the Fukui Plain affected by the earthquake. The result of the assessment based on the criteria was consistent with the actual performance of the ground during the 1948 event.