Estimation of the total population moving into and out of the 20 km evacuation zone during the Fukushima NPP accident as calculated using "Auto-GPS" mobile phone data.

  • Hayano R
  • Adachi R
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Abstract

The first objective data showing the geographical locations of people in Fukushima after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident, obtained by an analysis of GPS (Global Positioning System)-enabled mobile phone logs, are presented. The method of estimation is explained, and the flow of people into and out of the 20 km evacuation zone during the accident is visualized.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cellular Phone
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Emergency Shelter: statistics & numerical data
  • Fukushima Nuclear Accident
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Humans
  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Nuclear Power Plants: statistics & numerical data
  • Population Dynamics

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Authors

  • Ryugo S Hayano

  • Ryutaro Adachi

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