Ground damage caused by 2007 Niigataken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake

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Ground damage caused by 2007 Niigataken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake

On 16 July 2007, an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred with an epicentre off the west coast of Niigata Prefecture (Japan), causing widespread damage to buildings and other types of civil engineering structures due to ground shaking and earthquake-induced ground failures. This paper briefly presents the results of the post-earthquake damage investigation conducted in the affected area after the earthquake, with emphasis on the seismic-induced ground failures.

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ISSN 0111-9532