Lessons for New Zealand lifelines organisations from the 17 January 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake

  • D.R. Brunsdon Brunsdon Cathie Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
  • N.R. Britton Wellington Emergency Management Office, Wellington, New Zealand
  • R. J. Carter Port Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • R. F. Crimp Telecom NZ Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
  • E. F. Gates Wellington Regional Council, Wellington, New Zealand
  • M. A. Gordon Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • G. J. Hughson Worley Consultants Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
  • A. J. W. Lamb Christchurch Engineering Lifelines Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • P.D. Leslie Wellington Regional Council, Wellington, New Zealand
  • G. Wabnitz GasDirect, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • A. C. Watson Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract

This report outlines the observations and findings with regard to lifelines and other infrastructural items from each of the various New Zealand post-earthquake visits to Kobe subsequent to the NZNSEE reconnaissance team visit. The preliminary assessments on lifelines aspects made in the NZNSEE reconnaissance team report are developed further. Lessons and recommendations for New Zealand are presented.

In addition to lifelines aspects, observations are also made on the political decision-making process, subsequent economic trends and temporary housing and emergency management issues.

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Published
1996-03-31
How to Cite
Brunsdon, D., Britton, N., Carter, R. J., Crimp, R. F., Gates, E. F., Gordon, M. A., Hughson, G. J., Lamb, A. J. W., Leslie, P., Wabnitz, G., & Watson, A. C. (1996). Lessons for New Zealand lifelines organisations from the 17 January 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 29(1), 1-55. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.29.1.1-55
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