Field survey of the 2011 off the pacific coast of tohoku earthquake tsunami disaster and future tsunami protection

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Abstract

On March 11, 2011, a large earthquake of magnitude 9.0 took place, generating a tsunami that caused a severe damage to the east coast of Japan. Field surveys were performed to know tsunami inundation heights and disasters in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. The results of these surveys are reported. Inundation heights were more than 10 m in the north part of Miyagi, 5 to 10 m along the coast of Sendai Bay and around 5 m in Ibaraki and Chiba. Buildings, including reinforced concrete structures, were washed away and ships were stranded in land. Coastal structures such as dikes and coastal forests also suffered extensive damage. Possible evacuation measures are also discussed based on the observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian and Pacific Coasts, 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference
EditorsJoseph Hun-Wei Lee, Chiu-On Ng
Publisher[publishername] World Scientific
Pages79-82
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789814366489
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Event6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2011 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: 2011 Dec 142011 Dec 16

Publication series

NameAsian and Pacific Coasts, 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC 2011
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period11/12/1411/12/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Shibayama, T. (2011). Field survey of the 2011 off the pacific coast of tohoku earthquake tsunami disaster and future tsunami protection. In J. H-W. Lee, & C-O. Ng (Eds.), Asian and Pacific Coasts, 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference (pp. 79-82). (Asian and Pacific Coasts, 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference). [publishername] World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814366489_0008