The 2011 eastern Japan great earthquake disaster: Overview and comments

  title={The 2011 eastern Japan great earthquake disaster: Overview and comments},
  author={Okada Norio and Tao Ye and Yoshio Kajitani and Peijun Shi and Hirokazu Tatano},
  journal={International Journal of Disaster Risk Science},
This article briefly reviews the causes and impacts of the massive eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, and comments on the response measures taken by Japan to cope with this devastating disaster. Mass losses occurred mostly because the intensity of the quake and the induced tsunami exceeded local coping capacity. Particularly, the nuclear power plant crisis triggered by the tsunami significantly increased the short- and long-term impacts of the disaster. While the coping… 
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