JDR Vol.7 No.sp pp. 458-467
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0458


Evacuation Behaviors in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Nam-Yi Yun and Masanori Hamada

Department of Civil and Environment Engineering, Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan

April 2, 2012
July 27, 2012
August 1, 2012
the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake, disaster mitigation, evacuation time, evacuation place, preparedness before disaster, human impact
We studied relationships between evacuation place and time, predisaster preparedness, and evacuation behavior and survival rate for both the dead and missing and the survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. In order to elucidate the human impact, thousands of witnesses in areas from Tohoku to Kanto were analyzed. With a sample data number of 1,153, results show that behavior during the disaster differed for survivors and the dead and missing and that actual evacuation was associated positively with a higher survival rate. Based on these results, integrated strategies are proposed and discussed for the reduction of casualties in future large-scale natural disasters.
Cite this article as:
N. Yun and M. Hamada, “Evacuation Behaviors in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7 No.sp, pp. 458-467, 2012.
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