Spatial Exposure Analysis on Tokyo Metropolitan Earthquake Disaster
Shingo Suzuki and Haruo Hayashi
Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
An anticipated Tokyo metropolitan earthquake is expected to cause enormous damage due to its high population, building, and infrastructure concentration — an occurrence further causing significant social and economic loss due to its highly concentrated government and economic functions. Taking a general view of this potential disaster, we calculate socioeconomic and critical infrastructure exposure andmap their distribution to quantify this exposure and its concentration in affected regions.
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