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Response icon Preliminary Reports from the Hyogo-ken Nambu Earthquake of January 17, 1995

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Contents

Overview

Summary of the Earthquake

Overview of Structural Damage

Geotechnical Effects

Initial Reconnaissance Efforts

Emergency Response

Social Impacts

Economic Impacts

Selected Bibliography

Contributors

Selected Bibliography

By Dorothy Tao

The following bibliography is a selected listing of items available through the University at Buffalo libraries. The list provides an overview of available materials and is meant to be a starting point for further reading. Additional materials can be obtained by contacting the MCEER Information Service.

Current Articles and Reports

Begley, S. "Lessons of Kobe." Newsweek, January 30, 1995, p.24-29.

Blakeslee, S. "Japanese and U.S. Ways of Structural Engineering Differ." New York Times, January 18, 1995.

Broad, W. "Scientists Expected the Temblor but Not the Spot." New York Times, January 18, 1995.

Kristof, N. "In Japan's Capital, the Big Question Is What if the Quake Happened There?" New York Times, January 20, 1995.

Normile, D. "Engineering Brains Challenged in Wake of Kobe's Seismic Brawn." ENR Engineering News Record, volume 234, number 4, January 30, 1995, p.10-16.

Pollack, A. "Disaster Weakens Confidence In Japan's Building Standards." New York Times, January 18, 1995, p. A14.

Quint, M. "Whatever the Repair Bill, Insurance Companies Spread the Cost Around." New York Times, January 18. 1995.

Rosenbaum, D., N. Post, D. Normile, et al. "Highway, Rail Ruins Surprise Engineers." ENR: Engineering News Record, volume 234, number 3, January 23, 1995, p.89.

Salpukas, A. "Quake Interrupts Worldwide Trade At Port In Kobe." New York Times, January 21, 1995.

Van Biema, D. "When Kobe Died." Time, volume 145, number 4, January 30, 1995, p.24-33.

Williams, M. "Osaka Economy Feels Quake's Aftermath." Wall Street Journal, January 31, 1995, p.A17.

Williams, M. and N. Shirouzu. "Foreigners on Island in Kobe Harbor Prove Adept at Coping With Quake." Wall Street Journal, January 20, 1995, p.A2.

Williams, M., M. Kanabayashi and A. Pasztor. "Kobe Shows Limits of Quake-Proofing." Wall Street Journal, January 23, 1995, p.A12.

Engineering, Geologic, and Socioeconomic Issues

Aoyarna, H., "Outline of Earthquake Provisions in the Recently Revised Japanese Building Code." Earthquake Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Structures: A Volume Honoring Hiroyuki Aoyama. T. Okada, ed. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1993, p.63-80.

Architectural Institute of Japan. Design Essentials in Earthquake Resistant Buildings. Amsterdam: Elsevier, l970.

Case Studies of Liquefaction and Lifeline Performance During Past Earthquakes, Volume I: Japanese Case Studies. (NCEER 92-0001) Hamada, M. and T.D. O'Rourke, eds. Buffalo, NY: National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, 1992.

Kanda, J., et al. "Seismic Safety Evaluation of Existing Buildings in Japan." Structural Safety and Reliability: Proceedings of ICOSSAR '93; Innsbruck, August 9-13, 1993. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1994. volume 3, p.2147-2153.

Kawashima, K., and K. Hasegawa. "New Seismic Design Specifications of Highway Bridges in Japan." Earthquake Spectra, volume 10, number 2, 1994, p.333-356.

Kobori, T., S. Yoshikawa, et al. "Effects of Soil and Geological Conditions on Structural Responses in Osaka Area." Proceedings of the International Conference on Microzonation for Safer Construction Research and Application, Volume 2; Seattle, WA, October 30-November 3, 1972, p.719-734.

Matano, H., Y. Maruoka, T. Hisatoku, and H. Tsubaki. "Advanced Structural Design of P&G Japan Headquarters Building: Suspended Mega-Structure, Fire Resistant Steel, Pendulum Mass Damper." Proceedings of the Fifth US-Japan Workshop on the Improvement of Building Structural Design and Construction Practices; September 8-10, 1992, San Diego, California. Redwood City, CA: Applied Technology Council, 1994, p.79-98. (P&G Japan located in Kobe).

Oi, H., "Japanese Experience in Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Planning." Strategic Aspects of Geological and Seismic Disaster Management and Disaster Scenario Planning: Selected Presentations Made at Training Seminars in Moscow, Alma-Ata, and Frunze; October 1990 and 1991. New York: United Nations, Department of Humanitarian Affairs, 1995, p.145-147.

Okamoto, S. Introduction to Earthquake Engineering. 2d ed. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1984. This classic text provides detailed discussions of all aspects of earthquake engineering in Japan, including the seismicity of Japan, soil effects, soil dynamics, and extensive coverage of the effects of earthquakes on civil engineering structures. Numerous examples from past earthquakes.

Proceedings: US-Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazards Reduction; Stanford University, July 29-August 1, 1984. Scawthorn, C., C. Arnold, and R. Scholl, eds. Oakland, CA: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 1985. Compares seismic hazard mitigation in the US and Japan. Ten papers are highly relevant to Japanese urban earthquakes. Issues discussed include postearthquake fires, lifelines, economic issues, earthquake hazard mitigation, prediction, and social/political issues.

Shiraishi, S., S. Ueda, and T. Uwabe. "On the Load Factors of Seismic Loads for the Port and Offshore Structures By Limit State Design Method. Structural Safety and Reliability: Proceedings of ICOSSAR '93; Innsbruck, August 9-13, 1993. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1994, volume 3, p.2225-2231.

Suyehiro, S. "Preparedness and Public Awareness, Efforts Undertaken by the Japanese Government to Mitigate Natural Hazards." Strategic Aspects of Geological and Seismic Disaster Management and Disaster Scenario Planning: Selected Presentations Made at Training Seminars in Moscow, Alma-Ata, and Frunze; October 1990 and 1991. New York: United Nations, Department of Humanitarian Affairs, 1993, p.133-144.

Tanaka, T., T. Segawa, Y. Katoh, and M. Kakurai. "Design of Foundation and the Behavior of a Tall Building at Kobe Port Island." Memorias del Simposio Internacional de Ingenieria Geotechnica de Suelos Blandos {Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering of Soft Soils); August 13-14, 1987. M. Mendoza and L. Montanez, eds. Coyoacan, Mexico: Sociedad Mexicana de Mecanica de Suelos, 1987, p.389-396.

Tsuchida, H. and S. Noda. "Seismic Effects on Port and Harbour Structures." Wind and Seismic Effects: Proceedings of the 24th Joint Meeting of the US-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources, Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects; Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1992, p.301-309.

Yanev., P and C. Scawthorn. Hokkaido Nansei-Oki, Japan Earthquake of July 12, 1993. (NCEER 93-0003). Buffalo, NY: National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, 1993.



Some of the material reported herein is based upon work supported in whole or in part by the National Science Foundation, tbe New York State Science and Technology Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other sponsors. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of MCEER or its sponsors.

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