In August 2016, the typhoon Lionrock made landfall on Japan's northeastern coast and caused floods and landslides. Lionrock brought heavy precipitation to Japan, which Shimotokusari station (33201) recorded 24-hour rainfall amount over 200 mm and the peak rainfall intensity was approximately 65 mm/hr. The total cost of damage within the Iwate prefecture is over 700 million dollars, moreover, 20 lives were lost and 4 people missing. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to present the results of the post-disaster investigation, including, the back-analysis of landslides and precipitation due to the typhoon Lionrock. The rainfall and landslides relationship is significantly important for rainfall intensity-duration threshold. For this typhoon, the empirical rainfall intensity-duration threshold has been derived as I = 20.24D-0.33. The slope failure could be broadly categorized into the debris flow, surficial erosion, and soil slide, moreover, occurred on slopes ranging from 19 to 58 degrees.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Soil Science