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  1. Cascading Effects of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake to Structural Damages of Bridges

    30 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jianwei Song

    The March 11, 2011 Japan disaster represents a typical example of cascading events (main shock, tsunami and aftershocks) that may provide a rare opportunity to identify and develop important...

  2. 2011 Japan Tsunami Current Measurements from Survivor Videos using LiDAR

    08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Hermann Fritz

    On March 11, 2011, a magnitude Mw 9.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan’s Tohoku region causing catastrophic damage and loss of life. An example of the tsunami flow velocity...

  3. Aerial Robots for Rapid Response: Remote Autonomous Exploration and Mapping

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Nathan Michael

    We report recent results from field experiments conducted with a team of ground and aerial robots toward the collaborative mapping of an earthquake damaged building. The goal of the experimental...

  4. Bridge Performance in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

    24 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Ian Buckle, Eric V Monzon

    About 200 highway bridges and numerous rail bridges were damaged during the March 11th earthquake by effects ranging from span unseating, ruptured bearings, and column shear failures, to...


    08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Arturo Ernest Schultz

    One of the hallmarks of the 2010/2011 Christchurch, NZ earthquakes was the extensive damage to masonry buildings, including retrofitted buildings.  Reconnaissance revealed numerous failures...

  6. Evaluation of the potential of large aftershocks of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yo Fukushima

        At plate boundaries, if some areas of the plate interface are partially locked, slip deficit increases with time in such areas and interplate earthquakes can occur eventually....

  7. Fault-Zone Trapped Waves from Aftershocks of the M7.2 Darfield and M6.3 Christchurch Earthquake Sequence to Document Subsurface Damage Zones

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yong-Gang Li

  8. Flow Dynamics/Morphological Impacts of March 11 Tohoku Tsunami, Japan

    07 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Victor R Baker

      A Poster Concerning the Flow Dynamics/Morphological Impacts of March 11 Tohoku Tsunami, Japan. The Sanriku coastline of northeastern Honshu, Japan, consists of multiple embayments, or...

  9. Forensic Analysis of Eccentrically Braced Fracture in the 22nd February, 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

    31 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Amit Kanvinde

      A detailed forensic analysis of field fractures of Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs) is presented. These fractures, which occurred during the February 22, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand...

  10. Immediate Behavioral Response to Earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand

    25 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael K Lindell

    This study examined Christchurch residents’ locations at the time of the earthquake; physical, social, and household social contexts; perceived shaking intensity; emotional reactions,...

  11. Investigation on the 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami propagation, nearshore movement and its mitigation from coastal structures

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Haijiang Liu

    In the immediate aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake tsunami, joint field reconnaissance was conducted along the Sanriku Coast, Japan. The representative tsunami characteristics, e.g., tsunami...

  12. Investigation on the Performance of Buildings with Structural Walls in The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Santiago Pujol

    This poster describes:1) Damage statistics of RC buildings in Sendai City, 2) Typical damage of Building with Structural Wall observed in The Great Eastern Japan EQ, and 3) Comments and...

  13. IT Virtualization for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mauricio Tsugawa

    This project studies the effectiveness of movable virtualized datacenters in keeping IT services alive during and after a disaster by 1) analyzing real data and events associated with damaged IT...

  14. J-RAPID: JST's urgent funding program for international collaborative researches that arise from unanticipated situations

    08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): TAKASHI OHAMA

    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in cooperation with National Science Foundation (NSF) of USA called for proposals on immediate research needs that arise from the Great East Japan...

  15. J-Rapid: Recovery Activities Using Underwater Robots in Tsunami-devastated Areas

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): hisashi mizumoto

  16. Laser scanning surveys to analyze morphological impacts of the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami, Japan

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Takashi Oguchi

  17. Liquefaction and Its Effects on Buildings and Lifelines in the February 22, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jonathan Bray, Joshua David Zupan

    The effects of liquefaction on the built environment during the 22 February 2011, Mw = 6.1 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake and the 4 September 2010, Mw = 7.0 Darfield, New Zealand earthquake...

  18. Mapping Damage in Precast Concrete Buildings from the February 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

    08 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Matthew Schoettler, Jose Restrepo, Robert bernard Fleischman, Robert Nigbor, David Deutsch

    Under this RAPID award, perishable data was gathered on two precast concrete buildings damaged by the February 21, 2011 M6.3 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake. To achieve this, researchers...

  19. Marine Geophysical Survey of Tohoku Quake Rapture Zone

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Shuichi Kodaira

      The 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake is characterized by a huge tsunami which is proposed to be caused by a fault rupture that propagated to a shallow part of the subduction zone at the Japan...

  20. Minimizing the Spread of False Rumors in Social Media during a Disaster

    09 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Yasuaki Sakamoto

    This project focuses on understanding information transmission during responses to natural disasters to develop new techniques that minimize the spread of false information in social...