The great east Japan earthquake: Lessons learned at Tohoku University Hospital during the first 72 hours

Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Hajime Furukawa, Ryota Konishi, Daisuke Kudo, Takashi Matsumura, Dai Sato, Yoshiko Abe, Toshikatu Washio, Tatsuhiko Arafune, Satoshi Yamanouchi, Shigeki Kushimoto, Teiji Tominaga

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Abstract

A 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of Japan at 2:46 p.m. (local time) on Friday, 11 March 2011, with the epicenter approximately 70 km (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula and the hypocenter at a depth of approximately 32 km (20 mi) below sea level [Figure 1(a)] [1]. The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves, which reached heights of up to 40.5 m (133 ft) in Miyako and traveled around 4 km (about 2.5 mi) inland in the Sendai area. As of 30 March 2012, a total of 18,897 people were either dead or missing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6518194
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Pulse
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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