- 地盤工学会誌 = / the Japanese Geotechnical Society (ISSN:18827276)
- vol.59, no.5, pp.22-25, 2011-05-01
This article reports the distribution of active faults and ground disasters which have caused by earthquakes in Chugoku district. In the district, the occurrence of earthquakes is less frequent than other areas in Japan. However, so far, Tottori Earthquake and Tottori Seibu Earthquake, both of which exceeded magnitude 7.0, hit Tottori prefecture, northern Chugoku region, in 1943 and 2000 respectively. Ground disasters due to the two severe earthquakes are reported herein, such as liquefaction and landslides, after explaining the major active faults distributed in Chugoku district.