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JDR Vol.3 No.6 pp. 372-380
(2008)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2008.p0372

Paper:

Building Damage Inspection Analysis in the 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake, Kashiwazaki: Self-Inspection Analysis for Damage Evaluation

Satoshi Tanaka

Graduate School of Environment and Disaster Research, Fuji Tokoha University, 325 Ohbuchi, Fuji, Shizuoka 417-0801, Japan

Received:
September 17, 2008
Accepted:
November 4, 2008
Published:
December 1, 2008
Keywords:
loss evaluation, 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-oki earthquake, self-inspection, building damage survey
Abstract

This paper analyzes the building damage inspection in the 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-Oki earthquake and proposes a building damage inspection by disaster victims themselves. It is well known that the building damage is important in estimating the amount of damage brought by disasters. One important type of damage survey is loss evaluation, conducted by local governments for determining the apportionment of money, donations, allotment of temporary housing, and other recovery- related benefits. Despite the existence of guidelines, however, many issues require technical and procedural improvement. Based on the damage inspection data collected by Kashiwazaki officials following the 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-Oki earthquake, we identified key factors hampering the inspection and propose self-inspection as a solution in loss evaluation.

Cite this article as:
Satoshi Tanaka, “Building Damage Inspection Analysis in the 2007 Niigata Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake, Kashiwazaki: Self-Inspection Analysis for Damage Evaluation,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.3, No.6, pp. 372-380, 2008.
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