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The January 17, 1995 Kobe earthquake

The January 17, 1995 Kobe earthquake

an EQE summary report = Hanshin Daishinsai

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Published by EQE International in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes -- Japan -- Hanshin Region,
  • Kobe Earthquake, Japan, 1995,
  • Buildings -- Japan -- Hanshin Region -- Earthquake effects,
  • Building failures -- Japan -- Hanshin Region,
  • Elevated highways -- Japan -- Hanshin Region -- Earthquake effects,
  • Bridges -- Japan -- Hanshin Region -- Earthquake effects,
  • Earthquakes -- Economic aspects -- Japan

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEQE summary report, Kobe earthquake., Hanshin Daishinsai
    Statementprepared by EQE International.
    ContributionsEQE International.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 94 p. :
    Number of Pages94
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23075376M
    OCLC/WorldCa32635132

    At 65 kiloton nuclear force, there is little doubt about the destruction capacity of this earthquake. It also features in the motion picture A Boy Called H. However, the newly completed artificial island supporting Kansai International Airport was not significantly affected, due to being further away from the epicenter and because it was built to the latest standards. Even the Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza syndicate was involved in distributing food and supplies to needy victims. The Great Hanshin Earthquake is another term for Kobe earthquake.

    This effectively prevented any U. Share this:. Such was its intensity that even the sensors on the other side of the world picked it. The prison administration believed that the attack on the guard was revenge for the death of the three inmates killed by Miller, and moved quickly to find culprits to hold responsible.

    Contribute to the fight for socialism in has been a year of mass social upheaval. In Decemberthe government declared January 17 a national "Disaster Prevention and Volunteerism Day", and the week from January 15 to 21 a national "Disaster Prevention and Volunteerism Week", to be commemorated with lectures, seminars, and other events designed to encourage voluntary disaster preparedness and relief efforts. The Great Hanshin earthquake, otherwise known as the Kobe earthquake, struck at During this time the south side of the Nojima Fault moved 1.


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The January 17, 1995 Kobe earthquake book

Fault model of Yoshida et al. I listened to the radio attentively. You should include diagrams in your explanation. Even before it was occupied, up to 25 percent of the homes in the historic city had been destroyed, while broad layers of its population had been hit with water and electricity shut-offs.

Only 30 percent of the rail lines on the Osaka-Kobe rail network were functional. The earthquake damaged seriously the traditional buildings of the housing area in the west and east of the city; people were surprised asleep in their homes and killed or injured by the collapsing houses.

High rise buildings that were built after the modern building code suffered little; however, those that were not constructed to these standards suffered serious structural damage. The people had no idea it was going to happen.

Great Hanshin earthquake

Those built afterwhen safety standards were upgraded, generally survived intact. Although the initial belief was construction had been negligent, it was later shown that most of the collapsed structures were constructed properly according to the building codes in force in the s.

And then, it was followed by more than 50 aftershocks of Mj 4. The tremors lasted for approximately 20 seconds, and during this time the south side of the Nojima Fault moved 1. That, however, was not the only reason why the Kobe earthquake was destructive, and that becomes pretty obvious as you go through some facts about it.

According to the final estimates, which came in6, people were killed, whilewere left homeless due to this natural disaster.

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Two rectangles represent the surface projections of the fault segments and thick lines indicate their shallower sides. At 65 kiloton nuclear force, there is little doubt about the destruction capacity of this earthquake. The Great Hanshin Earthquake is another term for Kobe earthquake.

However, the steel-reinforcement specifications in the s regulations had already been discovered to be inadequate and revised several times, the latest revision being inwhich proved effective but only applied to new structures. A mile-long stretch of the Hanshin Expressway was completely destroyed by the quake.

The Great Hanshin earthquake began north 1995 Kobe earthquake book the island of Awaji, which lies just south of Kobe. Well, we're looking for good writers who want to spread the word.

People travelled on overcrowded streets to the nearby city of Osaka to organize these goods. The lifelines, which were concentrated adjacent to Osaka Bay, were in soft soils or fill that both amplified earthquake motions and liquefied.

The same week, the Nazi dictator allowed Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt to begin a major retreat in the Ardennes region, encompassing vast swathes of Belgium, France and Luxemburg, in response to rapid Allied advances.

Nearlybuildings were irreparably damaged by the earthquake, which also triggered fires that burned throughout the region, compounding utility disruptions. Ignoring the manual and authority lines they flipped the switches and started pumping water back upstream saving the power grid from total meltdown.

It lasted for about 20 seconds and resulted in 18 cm horizontal and 12 cm vertical movement of land. They had an early warning system, but then failed to progress on the day of the happening.

Despite this devastation in a big production center, the local economy recovered very quickly. People were forced to wait in corridors due to the overcrowding and lack of space.

I walked the ground nearly six weeks after the catastrophe, as that is what it had become, the fallen highway already cleared from the view of the world, and I stood in respect and watched small gatherings in the burnt out wreckage of Nada-ku, silently praying for the souls of those lost, trapped under the heavy tile roofs of the flimsy wooden structures, unable to escape as the fires closed in.

Most of the facilities were destroyed and needed to be rebuilt entirely. Japan installed rubber blocks under bridges to absorb the shock and rebuilt buildings further apart to prevent collateral damage.Book contents Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction.Pages - January 17 Devastating Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.

Author links open overlay panel Makoto Watabe. Show hildebrandsguld.com: Makoto Watabe. ABSTRACT: The Hyogo-ken-Nanbu (Kobe) Earthquake of January 17,caused destructive damage to the highway bridges. Based on the lessons learned from the Kobe Earthquake, the seismic design specifications for highway bridges were significantly revised in The intensive earthquake motion with a short distance from the.

Nov 24,  · David W. Edgington: The Great Hanshin earthquake devastated Kobe on January 17,leading to deaths and the destruction of overhomes. Beyond immediate reconstruction and recovery.

Kōbe earthquake of 1995

Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. On January 17,the Hyogoken-Nanbu earthquake struck the Kobe, Japan, area. The earthquake and subsequent fires resulted in 6, deaths, 30, injuries, and the destruction ofbuildings.

More thanpeople were left homeless, and the estimated direct economic losses are US$ billion. The Great Hanshin earthquake (阪神・淡路大震災, Hanshin Awaji daishinsai), or Kobe earthquake, occurred on January 17, at JST (January 16 at UTC) in the southern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, including the region known as hildebrandsguld.com measured on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum intensity of 7 on the JMA Seismic Intensity hildebrandsguld.comude: Mw.

The January 17, Kobe Earthquake. On the first anniversary of the moment magnitude (MW) Northridge Earthquake, Kobe, Japan was struck by an MW earthquake. Both earthquakes struck in the pre-dawn hours, both ruptured beneath densely populated areas, and both caused horrible damage.