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The Recent Activities in the Earthquake-Induced Landslides Research Project Carried Out by the Japan Landslide Society: The Interim Report

  • Akihiko WakaiEmail author
  • Keizo Ugai
  • Committee Members of ELRP
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Abstract

The Japan Landslide Society has established a task force to carry out the special research project entitled “Development of a methodology for risk assessment of the earthquake-induced landslides”. Altogether 8 Working Groups, which are carrying out concrete investigations and analyses on individual items, were organized to cover all the objectives of the task force. In this report, a few of the essential research items treated in them are described in detail.

Keywords

Mechanism of landslides Risk assessment Risk management Secondary disasters Countermeasures Design procedures Warning and evacuation Monitoring Review of past events 

Notes

Acknowledgments

A part of the present study was conducted as the IPL Project #154. The authors would like to thank for the support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akihiko Wakai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Keizo Ugai
    • 1
  • Committee Members of ELRP
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGunma UniversityKiryuJapan
  2. 2.The Earthquake-induced Landslides Research ProjectThe Japan Landslide SocietyTokyoJapan

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