The Sanriku Coast (三陸海岸 sanriku kaigan?) is a coastal region on the Pacific Ocean, extending from southern Aomori prefecture, through Iwate prefecture and northern Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Honshū, which is Japan's main island. The name comes from the historical region of Sanriku (or "three riku"), referring to the former provinces of Rikuō, Rikuchū and Rikuzen.
Earthquakes and tsunami
- 869 Jogan Sanriku earthquake
- 1611 Keicho Sanriku earthquake
- 1896 Meiji-Sanriku earthquake
- 1933 Sanriku earthquake
- 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
Prior to 2011, the tsunami history of Sanriku might have been interpreted as a story of progressively fewer casualties due to human intervention and planning. The 2011 disaster created a new baseline for analysis of regularly occurring tsunamis.
- Japan-i, Sanriku Coastline/Kamaishi Daikannon
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Sanriku Coast; Sanriku
- Nippon-Kichi, 三陸リアス式海岸 Sanriku-riasushiki-kaigan Saw-tooth Sanriku Coastline
- 種差海岸を国立公園に編入へ 環境省方針 (in Japanese). Daily Tohoku. October 5, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
- Satake, Kenji. (2005). Tsunamis: Case Studies and Recent Developments, p. 99., p. 99, at Google Books
- Clancy, Gregory. "Sanriku: Japan's 'Tsunami Coast'," The Telegraph (UK). March 14, 2011.
- Satake, Kenji. (2005). Tsunamis: Case Studies and Recent Developments. Dordrecht: Springer. 10-ISBN 1402033265/13-ISBN 9781402033261; 10-ISBN 1402033311/13-ISBN 9781402033315; OCLC 173481388
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