In in the early morning of Dec. 21, 1946, a great destructive earthquake occurred in southern-western Japan. According to the seismogram obtained in our university, the earthquake motion began at Tokyo from 4 h 20 m 10.4 s on Dec. 21, 1946. The maximum amplitude of NS, EW, and up-down components of the earthquake motion at Tokyo was 12.0 mm, 14.0 mm and 3.0 mm respectively, while the initial motion was composed of 80 μ south, 67 μ west and 20 μ down movements.
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USGS Unnumbered Series
Outline of geophysical investigations on the great earthquake in the south-west Japan on Dec. 21, 1946
Pacific Geological Surveys
U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Geological Surveys