The Hyogo-Ken Nanbu earthquake (the Great Hanshin Earthquake) of 17 January 1995

Report of the NZNSEE reconnaissance team

  • R. Park University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • I. J. Billings Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand
  • G. C. Clifton Heavy Engineering Research Association, Manukau City, New Zealand
  • J. Cousins GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • A. Filiatrault Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada
  • D. N. Jennings Works Consultancy Services, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • L. C. P. Jones New Zealand Fire Service, Wellington, New Zealand
  • N. D. Perrin GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • S. L. Rooney New Zealand Fire Service, Wellington, New Zealand
  • J. Sinclair Sinclair Group Architects Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
  • D. D. Spurr Spurr Consulting Services, Wellington, New Zealand
  • H. Tanaka University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • G. Walker Alexander Howden Reinsurance Brokers, Sydney, Australia

Abstract

This report describes the observations and preliminary assessments of the members of the Reconnaissance Team of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering which visited Kobe, Japan and the surrounding areas following the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake of 17 January 1995. The report covers aspects of the effects of the earthquake on the ground, lifelines, buildings, bridges and other structures, and the community. Lessons for New Zealand are discussed.

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Published
1995-03-31
How to Cite
Park, R., Billings, I. J., Clifton, G. C., Cousins, J., Filiatrault, A., Jennings, D. N., Jones, L. C. P., Perrin, N. D., Rooney, S. L., Sinclair, J., Spurr, D. D., Tanaka, H., & Walker, G. (1995). The Hyogo-Ken Nanbu earthquake (the Great Hanshin Earthquake) of 17 January 1995. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 28(1), 1-98. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.28.1.1-98
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