A Study on evacuation behavior of residents at neighborhood association in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture at the time of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Kyota Hamaoka, Yuki Tanihata, Takeshi Sato

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Abstract

In this study, a survey was carried out among residents at neighborhood associations in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, to examine evacuation behaviors of the residents at the time of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The results indicated that; (1) household either with a single person, with family with small children, or living in an apartment building tend to evacuate; (2) While households living in a single-family house evacuated due to, fear of earthquake shaking, households living in an apartment building took evacuation because of the scatted room conditions and building damage.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume22
Issue number51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Earthquake
  • Evacuation
  • Indoor damage
  • Questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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