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Analysis of fault block movement by the 1995 Kobe earthquake

Tectonic geomorphology

Auteurs :
HIRANO, M.
FRISCH, W.

Description :
Horizontal ground displacement associated with the 1995 Kobe earthquake reflects the developmental process of a block mountain under tectonic E-W compression. The focal mechanism of the earthquake is of the strike-slip type. Surface faults specify the block boundaries. Comparison of the tilting obtained from levelling of benchmarks with the dated marine terraces on one fault block yields a recurrence period of the earthquake of approximately 500 years. The result is in harmony with historical records for a series of earthquakes affecting the area concerned, including the 1995 earthquake.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
Proceedings of the International Conference on Geomorphology, 4, Bologna, Italie, 1997-08-28, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband, issn : 0044-2798, 1999, n°. 118, p. 193-206, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 24 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Berlin ; Stuttgart, Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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