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Seismonetrical Re-Evaluation of the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923

Kanamori, Hiroo and Miyamura, Setumi (1970) Seismonetrical Re-Evaluation of the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923. Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute, 48 (2). pp. 115-125. ISSN 0040-8972.

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Old seismological data were used to re-evaluate the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923. On the basis of reported P times at about one hundred stations the hypocenter parameters were determined as: origin time, 2h58m32s; latitude 35.4°N; longitude, 139.2°E; depth, 0 to 10km. The above epicenter may be uncertain by ±15 km. The surface-wave magnitude was re-evaluated using seismograms from 17 stations. The average value of 8.16 was obtained.

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Additional Information:© 1970 University of Tokyo. Read December 24, 1968; Received January 31, 1970. We are much indebted to those seismological observatories who kindly responded to our inquiries and sent us the seismograms. All of the seismograms collected for this study are copied and filed at the Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo.
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