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Slip history of the 1995 Kobe, Japan, earthquake determined from strong motion, teleseismic, and geodetic data

Journal of Physics of the Earth

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Abstract

Near-source ground motions, teleseismic body waveforms, and geodetic displacements produced by the 1995 Kobe, Japan, earthquake have been used to determine the spatial and temporal dislocation pattern on the faulting surfaces. Analysis of the slip model indicates that the ground motions recorded within the severely damaged region of Kobe originated from the region of relatively low slip (about 1 m) deep beneath Kobe and not from the shallow, higher slip regions (about 3 m) beneath Aqaji Island. Although the slip was relatively low beneath Kobe, the combined effects of source rupture directivity, a short slip duration, and site amplification conspired to generate very damaging ground motions within the city.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Slip history of the 1995 Kobe, Japan, earthquake determined from strong motion, teleseismic, and geodetic data
Series title:
Journal of Physics of the Earth
Volume
44
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Physics of the Earth
First page:
489
Last page:
503