PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF COASTAL LEVEES AGAINST THE MEGA-TSUNAMI OFF THE PACIFIC COAST OF TOHOKU CAUSED BY THE 2011 EARTHQUAKE

@inproceedings{Ito2012PROTECTIVEEO,
  title={PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF COASTAL LEVEES AGAINST THE MEGA-TSUNAMI OFF THE PACIFIC COAST OF TOHOKU CAUSED BY THE 2011 EARTHQUAKE},
  author={Masaki Ito},
  year={2012}
}
On 11 March 2011, a mega-tsunami caused by the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake destroyed most of the coastal levees along the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan. These coastal levees were constructed in response to previous tsunamis and storm surges. The life-saving effect of coastal levees was examined by comparing on-site observation data from this tsunami with records of the Showa Sanriku Tsunami (1933). To compare human fatalities among coastal towns, the fatality rate was… CONTINUE READING

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