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Case Studies of Liquefaction and Lifeline Performance During Past Earthquakes, Volume 1, Japanese Case Studies

Edited by M. Hamada and T.D. O'Rourke

NCEER-92-0001 | 2/17/1992 | 414 pages

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Keywords: Japan, Lifelines, Seismic Performance, Ground Deformation, Case Studies, Ground Failure, Kanto, Japan Earthquake, September 1, 1923, Fukui, Japan Earthquake, June 28, 1948, Niigata, Japan Earthquake, June 16, 1964, Nihonkai-Chubu, Japan Earthquake, May 26, 1983, and Luzon, Philippines Earthquake, July 16, 1990.

Abstract: This volume is part of a two-volume compilation of case studies focusing on large, earthquake-induced ground deformations and their effects on lifeline facilities. The two-volume set represents cooperative efforts between the United States and Japan to pool resources, establish a comprehensive database and effect mutual improvement of analytical, experimental, and design methods for lifeline systems. This volume concentrates on earthquake-induced ground deformation in Japan, and consists of case histories of the: 1) 1923 Kanto earthquake, 2) 1948 Fukui earthquake, 3) 1964 Niigata earthquake, 4) 1983 Nihonkai-Chubu earthquake, and 5) 1990 Luzon, Philippines earthquake. These particular earthquakes were chosen because they provide accurate records of permanent ground deformations and their effects upon lifelines, and also because these earthquakes gave rise to extensive investigations into local soil conditions, especially subsurface conditions.