The Hokkaido-Nansei-Oki earthquake

  • G. W. Butcher
  • R. D. Beetham GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • P. J. Millar Tonkin and Taylor Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
  • H. Tanaka University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


Final report of the NZNSEE reconnaissance team


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How to Cite
Butcher, G. W., Beetham, R. D., Millar, P. J., & Tanaka, H. (1994). The Hokkaido-Nansei-Oki earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 27(1), 2-54.

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