#4 Long-period Ground Motion and A New Threat

BOSAI: Science that Can Save Your Life

15m 00s
Broadcast on January 31, 2021 Available until April 23, 2023

In the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, high-rise buildings in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, some 400 kilometers away from the epicenter, continued to sway significantly for 13 minutes. This is thought to have occurred when the high-rise buildings experienced resonance from the earthquake's "long-period seismic motion." Furthermore, in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, a type of motion called a "long-period pulse" was recorded for the first time in Japan, presenting a new challenge for earthquake countermeasures. In addition to examining these types of earthquake motion, we'll also look at the effects of earthquakes on buildings and explore ways to save lives.

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