The geotechnical issues of the damage caused by the great east Japan disaster and reconstruction for the Tohoku region

Motoki Kazama, Tadashi Kawai, Kim Jongkwan, Tomohiro Mori

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Abstract

The 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake which occurred on March 11 caused serious damage to the infrastructural facilities in the eastern area of Japan due to the strong motion of the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. This paper includes a brief outline of the earthquake damage to various facilities in relation to geotechnical engineering, and the main geotechnical engineering problems which have emerged after this disaster, including ground subsidence caused by crustal movement, the consolidation of soft clay and liquefaction, liquefaction induced damage to river levees and tailing dams, the geotechnical damage related to Tsunami impact, and disaster waste management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1148-1153
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015 - Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
Duration: 2015 Nov 92015 Nov 13

Other

Other15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka, Kyushu
Period15/11/915/11/13

Keywords

  • 2011 great east Japan disaster
  • Earthquake damage
  • Geotechnical issue
  • Reconstruction work
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science

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    Kazama, M., Kawai, T., Jongkwan, K., & Mori, T. (2015). The geotechnical issues of the damage caused by the great east Japan disaster and reconstruction for the Tohoku region. 1148-1153. Paper presented at 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2015, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan. https://doi.org/10.3208/jgssp.ATC1-3-02