At 14:46 local time on March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of northeast Japan. This earthquake caused a tsunami which attacked Japan as well as a wide range of localities around the Pacific Ocean. This is the site for providing information of the 2011 off-the-Pacific-coast-of-Tohoku earthquake tsunami, operated by the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers.

Future survey plan

  • 2011/03/16 UPDATE!: -Regarding decisions of the timing to start academic research on the Pacific coast of Northeast Japan (Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures-)
  • 2011/03/16 UPDATE!: -Important notice for foreign researchers about field surveys in Tohoku and other area-
  • 2011/03/13 UPDATE!: Please do not enter the Tohoku area because rescue activities are still ongoing. We will provide further information on this website