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Akizuki, Y., Hokugo, A. and Nishino, T., 2014. Research Analysis of The Realistic Evacuation Behaviour from Tsunami and Fire in the aftermath of The Great East Japan Earthquake 2011. Fire Safety Science 11: 718-731. 10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-718
On March 11, 2011, a devastating tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake hit many towns in Tohoku area, and a lot of residents had to evacuate from tsunami and ensuing fire. Collecting and comprehending their evacuation behavior is crucial to provide useful information for future major earthquakes.. In this report, some actual track maps of escape routes from tsunami and fire based on our interviews are shown, and the characteristic of the realistic evacuation behavior is extracted. Moreover the large-scale surveys conducted by other institutions are summarized to justify our consideration.
tsunami evacuation, egress, human factors, human behavior
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