Tsunami

Caption: ‘Protection Zone’ consisting of concrete walls and demountable flood barriers at the low-lying fishing village of Tai O in Lantau Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
For the urban coastal city of Hong Kong, typhoons are a regular occurrence from May to October. Consequently, Hong Kong’s infrastructure is designed to cope with the strong winds, floods, and storm surges they bring. Recently, however, the territory experienced two powerful storms in consecutive years. In 2017, Super Typhoon Hato struck the region, and in the following year, the city witnessed Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon since 1983. But Hong Kong suffered lower economic losses from both storms when compared with the neighboring Guangdong region and the city of Macau, thanks partly to its well-coordinated response and resilient infrastructure.
From a European perspective, tsunamis and earthquakes are seen to occur mostly in distant regions but scientists emphasize that European coasts are also located in areas that are tectonically very active and prone to the very same events.
A large wave crests off the coast of Sydney, Australia
A reliable early warning system to detect tsunamis could be a step closer thanks to research from Cardiff University.
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This article reviewed several recent damaging tsunami events in Japan and Indonesia to explain how the damage to each object or type of infrastructure can trigger failures of other facilities
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The document introduces the case study about reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake in Odaka District, Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture. (Soft Measures, such as Evacuation Drills, etc.)
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The document introduces the case study about reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake in Higashimatsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture. (Process of Consensus Building among Residents)
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The document introduces the case study about reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. (Development of Disaster Management Facilities Integrated in Town Development)
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The document introduces the case study about reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake in Ando District, Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture. (Soft Measures, such as Evacuation Drills, etc.)
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The document introduces the case study about reconstruction from Great East Japan Earthquake in Kamaishi City, Iwate prefecture. (Development of Disaster Management Bases Integrated in Town Development; and Process of Consensus Building among Residents)
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É um documento que pretende auxiliar a elaboração de planos de evacuação para as zonas potencialmente ameaçadas por um tsunami.