Behavior of Ships after the Great East Japan Earthquake

  • Saori Iwanaga
  • Yoshinori Matsuura
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 194)


The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred at 14:46 on Friday, 11 March 2011. It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. The earthquake triggered extremely destructive TSUNAMI waves of up to 40.5 meters. In this study, we study about damage of ships and urgent evacuation to pick new actual explication and various lessons out. We focus on the evacuation from TSUNAMI. Then, we analyze about ships evacuation from TSUNAMI using multi-agent simulation and we want to prepare for a coming earthquake. Then, we investigate the evacuation to shelter from TSUNAMI of evacuee and perform the own mission of staffs.


The Great East Japan Earthquake TSUNAMI evacuation multi-agent simulation 


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    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for Equipment of Ships (2002), (in Japanese)
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    Japan Cost Guard, TSUNAMI measure of Japan Coast Guard (2005) (in Japanese)
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Maritime Safety TechnologyJapan Coast Guard AcademyKureJapan

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