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JDR Vol.7 No.sp pp. 439-445
(2012)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0439

Paper:

JMA’s Tsunami Warning for the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Improvement Plan

Tomoaki Ozaki

Seismological and Volcanological Department, Japan Meteorological Agency, Otemachi 1-3-4 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8122, Japan

Received:
April 1, 2012
Accepted:
July 12, 2012
Published:
August 1, 2012
Keywords:
The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, tsunami warning improvement
Abstract

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a timely tsunami warning three minutes after the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake (the Great Tohoku Earthquake) occurred at 14:49 (JST) on March 11, 2011. However, predicted tsunami heights at the early stage were greatly underestimated. Based on lessons learned from this earthquake, the JMA plans to improve its tsunami warning.

Cite this article as:
T. Ozaki, “JMA’s Tsunami Warning for the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Improvement Plan,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7, No.sp, pp. 439-445, 2012.
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