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JDR Vol.12 No.5 pp. 899-915
(2017)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2017.p0899

Paper:

Investigation of Damages in Immediate Vicinity of Co-Seismic Faults During the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

Shohei Naito*,†, Ken Xiansheng Hao*, Shigeki Senna*, Takuma Saeki*, Hiromitsu Nakamura*, Hiroyuki Fujiwara*, and Takashi Azuma**

*National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)
3-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0006, Japan

Corresponding author

**National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki, Japan

Received:
March 31, 2017
Accepted:
November 14, 2017
Online released:
September 27, 2017
Published:
October 1, 2017
Keywords:
damage investigation, building damage, co-seismic fault, microtremor observation, seismic hazard assessment
Abstract

In the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, the Futagawa fault zone and the Hinagu fault zone were active in some sections, causing severe damage in neighboring areas along the faults. We conducted a detailed investigation of the surface earthquake fault, building damage, and site amplification of shallow ground within about 1 km of the neighboring areas of the fault. The focus was mainly on Kawayou district, Minamiaso village and Miyazono district, Mashiki town, and locations that suffered particularly severe building damage. We explored the relationship between local strong motion and building damage caused in areas that were in the immediate vicinity of the active fault.

Cite this article as:
S. Naito, K. Hao, S. Senna, T. Saeki, H. Nakamura, H. Fujiwara, and T. Azuma, “Investigation of Damages in Immediate Vicinity of Co-Seismic Faults During the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.12, No.5, pp. 899-915, 2017.
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