Fire Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1882-0492
Print ISSN : 0285-9521
ISSN-L : 0285-9521
Aspects of Fire Occurrences Caused by Tsunami
Tokiyoshi YamadaU HiroiNoriaki Sakamoto
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2011 Volume 30 Issue 4 Pages 101-115


According to official reports, 286 fires broke out due to the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and its aftershocks. Approximately half of the fires occurred in flooded area following the great tsunami. Those fires have very unique aspects compared with other conflagrations followed by big earthquakes in the past. Investigations of those large fires were conducted in various districts. Some characteristic aspects of fires are introduced with case examples related to fire developing patterns and regional characteristics based on topographical and industrial features.

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© 2011 Center for Fire Science and Technology, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
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