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  1. When Online is Off: Communicating in Disaster Following the February 22, 2011 Christchurch, NZ Earthquake

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Jeannette Sutton

    The February 22, 2011 earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand, an aftershock of a larger earthquake in September 2010, caused significant infrastructure and economic damage, and life loss, to a...

  2. Post-earthquake Fires in the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Rachel Davidson

    The Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami caused 345 fires—more recorded fires than any other earthquake in history. By comparison, there were about 110 recorded in Kobe (1995), 110 in...

  3. RAPID: CPT and SASW Testing at Seismograph Stations with Liquefiable Soils Affected by the Tohoku Earthquake, Japan

    06 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Clinton Miller Wood, Brady Cox

            The 11th March,  2011 Mw 9.0 Tohuko Earthquake off the coast of Northern Japan resulted in significant seismic damage and widespread soil liquefaction over 400...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. Post-Disaster Structural Data Collection Following the 11 March 2011 Tohoku, Japan Tsunami

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Michael James Olsen, Ian Robertson, Solomon Yim, kwok Cheung

    The tsunami triggered by the 11 March 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake off Tohoku, Japan, created widespread structural damage in cities along the Japanese coastline. Careful documentation of flow...

  9. – Potential Solution for High Tech Disasters

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Mark Haley

    o Analytical Software Inc. (President, Professor Mark Haley) funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), added potential autonomous capabilities to the Packbot,key robot operating inside...

  10. RAPID 1137811: Workshops to Facilitate Engineering Research Related to 2011 Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake and Tsunami

    03 Feb 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Stephen Alan Mahin, Heidi Faison

    The PI for this award is Stephen Mahin, a professor of structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Director of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center...

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

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

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

  16. 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....

  17. 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...

  18. RAPID #1135848: Sendai Earthquake & Tsunami- Remote Assessment Using Land, Sea, & Aerial Unmanned Systems

    30 Jan 2012 | Poster | Contributor(s): Robin Murphy

    The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (USA), under the direction of Prof. Robin Murphy conducted participatory research with aerial and marine unmanned systems for remote assessment and...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...