Overview of 2011 tohoku earthquake and structural damage

Masato Motosaka

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The paper describes firstly the overview of the earthquake and tsunamis. Then, the observed ground motion characteristics are addressed. Features of structural damage by shaking will be provided in relation to ground motion characteristics with long duration. The damage in some area is addressed from the view point of the damaged area due to past earthquakes such as 1978 Miyagi-ken Oki earthquake. Regarding structural damage due to tsunamis, the tsunami load investigation based on the damage survey is also discussed from. Finally some aspects of lessons from the earthquake and tsunami are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780784412367
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
EventStructures Congress 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 292012 Mar 31

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress


OtherStructures Congress 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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