Structural Damage of Tohoku Shinkansen Viaducts

March 28, 2011 by  
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Structural Damage of Tohoku Shinkansen Viaducts by the off the Pacific Tohoku Earthquake – First Report Dr. Yoshikazu Takahashi, Associate Professor Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (Translated by S. Otani, University of Tokyo) download report here


Ports & Airport Research Institute – Preliminary Survey

March 28, 2011 by  
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Executive Summary of Urgent Field Survey of Earthquake and Tsunami Disasters by the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) download report here


Amateur video records tsunami through a town

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Images and Videos, Tsunami

Watch this youtube video, recorded by a Japanese citizen standing on steps as the water rises.  The video shows the water slowly covering the streets, bringing along debris, moving cars, and with an increasing force eventually moving buildings. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=c3rqPPJPwLg  


Ground Motion Characteristics in Sendai during the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake

March 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Geotechnical

Comparison of 1978 Miyagiken Oki earthquake at the same observation point Masato Motosaka (Professor, Disaster Control Research Center, Tohoku University) Susumu Ohno(Assoc. Professor, DCRC, Tohoku University) Kazuya Mitsuji (Assoc. Professor, Yamagata University) Download report here


Damage in Natori and Izumi Cities by Daiki Sato

March 24, 2011 by  
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Dr. Daiki Sato of Tokyo University of Science, on the visit to his family in Sendai area at the time of the earthquake, investigated damages in Natori City (south of Sendai) and Izumi City (north of Sendai) and very kindly provided the photos to AIJ Disaster Committee. He and Professor Haruyuki Kitamura...


PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE 2011 JAPAN EARTHQUAKE (M 9.0) GROUND MOTION RECORDS V1.00

March 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records

By Flavia De Luca and Iunio Iervolino Download report here


Strong Motion Observation Report by the Building Research Institute (BRI) of Tsukuba (near Tokyo), Japan

March 22, 2011 by  
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View here: http://smo.kenken.go.jp/smreport/201103111446


Photo gallery by Shunichi Koshimura

March 22, 2011 by  
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Photo gallery by Shunichi Koshimura, Associate Professor, Disaster Control Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan https://picasaweb.google.com/shunichi.koshimura Set 1: 122 photos taken on March 20, 2011, in the Kesennuma-MinamiSanriku area Set 2: 211 photos...


Quick Reconnaissance Report of East Japan Earthquake Disaster by Prof Tanaka

March 22, 2011 by  
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Tohoku Chapter, Architectural Institute of Japan, March 20, 2011 Professor Reiji Tanaka, Tohoku Institute of Technology President of AIJ Tohoku Chapter (Translated by Shunsuke Otani, University of Tokyo) Download report here (PDF)


Annotated photos from Professor Kazuo Konagai

March 21, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Geotechnical

Professor Kazuo Konagai of the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo has returned from a reconnaissance trip March 20 and 21 to the Kitakami inland basin north of Sendai in Iwate Prefecture. To view annotated images from his trip, visit http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1008073&code=c5f0c0df5d0ef64de52cd8cacf49f37b....


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