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The Kobe (Hyogo-ken Nanbu), Japan, Earthquake of January 16, 1995

Kanamori, Hiroo (1995) The Kobe (Hyogo-ken Nanbu), Japan, Earthquake of January 16, 1995. Seismological Research Letters, 66 (2). pp. 6-10. ISSN 0895-0695. doi:10.1785/gssrl.66.2.6.

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The Kobe earthquake of January 16, 1995, is one of the most damaging earthquakes in the recent history of Japan. This earthquake is also called “The Hyogo-ken Nanbu (Southern part of Hyogo prefecture) earthquake,” and the disaster caused by it is referred to as “Hanshin Daishinsai (A major earthquake disaster in the Osaka-Kobe area).” As of January 29, 1995, the casualty toll reached 5,094 dead, 13 missing and 26,798 injured. This article presents some background on the earthquake and its setting and a summary of some preliminary seismological results obtained by various investigators.

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Additional Information:© 1995 Seismological Society of America. I thank M. Kikuchi, P. Somerville, K. Hudnut, H. Tsuji, Y. Hatanaka, K. Koketsu, T. Sato, T. Nakata, Y. Nakamura, H. Kawakatsu, Y. Tanioka, M. Ishida, Y. Hisada and many other investigators for providing me with information and data for this earthquake.
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Official Citation:Hiroo Kanamori The Kobe (Hyogo-ken Nanbu), Japan, Earthquake of January 16, 1995 Seismological Research Letters, March/April 1995, v. 66, p. 6-10, doi:10.1785/gssrl.66.2.6
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