The M9.0 Japan Earthquake: Lessons for California and San Diego

June 16, 2015 by  
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Videos from the Tohoku, Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 (San Diego Chapter of EERI) — May 25th, 2011 The M 9.0 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 resulted in approximately $300 billion in losses in a region with a high population density. A huge tsunami caused devastation mainly to...


Preliminary Briefing on Japan’s Tohoku Earthquake, Aftershocks, and Tsunami of March 11, 2011

June 16, 2015 by  
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A briefing on the Eastern Japan earthquake, aftershocks, and tsunami of March 11, 2011, was jointly organized by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER), and EERI’s Learning from Earthquakes Program. Follow to PEER’s site.


Learning from Japan’s Ordeal

June 7, 2012 by  
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Video from the EERI San Diego Chapter Meeting May 25, 2011

March 19, 2012 by  
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The M9.0 Japan Earthquake: Lessons for California and San Diego The M 9.0 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 resulted in approximately $300 billion in losses in a region with a high population density. A huge tsunami caused devastation mainly to lowlands along the eastern Japanese coast....


Google provides before and after imagery in Google Maps Street View

December 14, 2011 by  
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To access Google’s digital archive of Northeastern Japan areas affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, click here.  The Google map will automatically start you in street view, so you can click and drag the image to explore the street view. In addition, if you would like to compare the...


5th report in LFE series available: EERI/ERI/ITST Report on the Tsunami

November 9, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Tsunami

The 5th report in the LFE Series on the March 11, 2011, Japan earthquake and tsunami is a 15-page article focusing on the tsunami impacts in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures as well as the Pacific Basin, co-authored by members of EERI, Earthquake Research Institute (Japan), and International Tsunami Survey...


Japan marks 6 months since earthquake and tsunami

October 26, 2011 by  
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Six months after the massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s Northeast coast, there are now physical signs of progress.  This photo blog presents a series of photos taken over this six-month period, showing the impressive progress of Japan’s recovery.


3rd report in LFE series available–EERI/ASCE report on tsunami effects on structures

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Structural, Tsunami

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) sponsored several reconnaissance teams to survey effects of the great East Japan earthquake and Tohoku tsunami. The first of these was the tsunami team, led by Gary Chock, which traveled to Japan from April 15 to May 1, 2011, and focused on tsunami effects...


Observations from August 2011 Trip by Rick Wilson

September 29, 2011 by  
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This “travel blog” was created during a recent trip to the Tohoku region of Japan where Rick Wilson of the California Geological Survey was part of a field team organized and funded by the U.S. Geological Survey. This blog has been tailored to both scientists and the general public to give a “first...


Summary of the Field Survey and Research on “The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake”

Preliminary Report now available from the Building Research Institute and the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, entitled “The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake” (the Great East Japan Earthquake)”, September 2011. Read it here. Summary below: In...


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