The Mw 6.2 (Mw 6.7) Nagano‐ken‐hokubu earthquake (hereafter Nagano earthquake) struck northern Nagano, central Japan, on 22 November 2014, destroying more than 100 houses and injuring 46 people. The maximum peak ground acceleration of 589 Gal was recorded at K‐NET Hakuba station, located 3.3 km west of the epicenter (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, 2014). However, the areas that suffered from severe shaking, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) intensity 6, were limited to a few villages ∼17  km from the epicenter. The most striking feature of this earthquake is that more than...

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