Tourists’ perceptions of earthquake and tsunami risks and evacuation behaviors

Many coastal tourist sites in Japan are prone to tsunami damage. However, little information is available on emergency tsunami evacuation measures for tourists. This study explores visitors’ perceptions of earthquake and tsunami risks and evacuation behaviors. The relationships between these perceptions and attributes are also analyzed. A questionnaire survey was carried out among tourists in Shirarahama area in Shirahama Town. This research area is a famous tourist site and high risk region for Nankai Trough earthquake. The result showed that the relationship among visitors’ perceptions of earthquake and tsunami risks and evacuation behaviors are limited. In addition, it was found that important factors of the selection of transportation for tsunami evacuation include the perception of evacuation site and attribute group of visitors by car, gender, and survey site.

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  • English
  • Japanese

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  • Accession Number: 01742281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2020 3:06PM