Mapping of building damage of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami in Miyagi prefecture

Hideomi Gokon, Shunichi Koshimura

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Abstract

The authors visually inspected the building damage caused by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami, using the pre and post-event aerial photos. First, we prepared the mosaic of post-tsunami aerial photos acquired by Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI), and conducted the visual inspection of buildings damage to classify the damage. The damage classification results are compiled with building shape files on GIS for mapping the structural vulnerability in the tsunami inundation zone. Finally, we discussed the structural vulnerability in the tsunami affected area based on mapping results of building damage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250006
JournalCoastal Engineering Journal
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

Keywords

  • The 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami
  • building damage
  • remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Ocean Engineering

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