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HFA IRIDeS review: preliminary report focusing on 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

This report is intended to disseminate the lessons learned from the devastating experiences of the Great East Japan Earthquake with Mw 9.0 occurred on March 11, 2011, for the sake of future societies. It focuses on topics related to the earthquake and tsunami in terms of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015 (HFA) five priorities for action, which serve as guidelines to reduce future disaster damage for every country or region, as well as from the academic view-points of professors at the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University. Each topic deals with a specific case, contains context, the situation before and after the event, good practices, and problems, followed by future recommendations summarized at the end of each priority section.

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