Preliminary Reconnaissance Report of the 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake

  • Architectural Institute of Japan
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Mikio Koshihara, Reiji Tanaka, Junji Ogawa, Ryota Yamaya, Yukihiro Take
    Pages 1-27
  3. Hiroshi Kawase, Shinchi Matsushima, Baoyintu, Masato Motosaka, Susumu Ohno, Hidekazu Watanabe et al.
    Pages 29-113
  4. Naohito Kawai, Hiroshi Isoda, Takahiro Tsuchimoto
    Pages 115-148
  5. Toshimi Kabeyasawa, Yoshiaki Nakano, Masaki Maeda, Kazuhiro Kitayama, Daisuke Kato, Toshikatsu Ichinose et al.
    Pages 149-196
  6. Akihiko Kawano, Junichi Sakai, Mareyasu Doi, Hiroshi Kuramoto, Takashi Fujinaga, Teruhisa Tanaka
    Pages 197-217
  7. Eiichi Inai, Shinji Tokita, Yoshio Inoue, Masayoshi Iizuka, Takahiro Sasaki
    Pages 219-248
  8. Kenji Kikuchi, Masayuki Kuroki, Toshikazu Hanazato, Kazuya Koga, Katsuya Kawakami, Noriyuki Mita
    Pages 249-265
  9. Mitsumasa Midorikawa, Isao Nishiyama, Motohide Tada, Takehiko Terada
    Pages 267-356
  10. Tsuyoshi Seike, Akira Natori, Ryohei Kumagai, Toru Eguchi
    Pages 357-384
  11. Kohji Tokimatsu, Shuji Tamura, Hiroko Suzuki, Kota Katsumata
    Pages 385-408
  12. Hisahiro Hiraishi
    Pages 409-420
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 421-460

About this book

Introduction

Devastating damage in the Tohoku region of Japan occurred during and after the massive earthquake off the Pacific coast, the Tohoku earthquake, on March 11, 2011. The Architectural Institute of Japan dispatched reconnaissance teams into the field to obtain basic facts on the damage to buildings due to the massive ground motions and resultant tsunami. Their mission included collecting information on the characteristics of the earthquake itself and the observed major ground motions and tsunamis throughout the area. For the investigation of structural damage, buildings are classified by their type of construction—steel buildings, reinforced concrete buildings, wooden houses, and others—along with descriptions of special features for each category of building type. This report summarizes damage associated with ground failures including landslides and liquefaction as well as nonstructural damages such as to equipment and facilities, partitioning walls and ceilings, and functional failures in skyscrapers. A brief description of the Japanese Seismic Design Code is provided in the Appendix, and a proposed scheme of anti-tsunami design for buildings is also included.

Keywords

Architecture Community Construction code issues Damage investigation 2011 Japan earthquake Recovery planning Refugee issue Japan earthquake Strong motions Tsunami damage Tohoku and Kanto

Editors and affiliations

  • Architectural Institute of Japan
    • 1
  1. 1.Architectural Institute of JapanTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54097-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54096-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54097-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-6059