Disaster Reports

The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake

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On April 14th, 2016 at 9:26 pm (Local Time), a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.5) occurred in the Kumamoto area of Kyushu, followed by the second one (Magnitude 7.3) on April 16th, 2016 at 1:25 am.

 

 

 

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Cyclone Pam damages 2015

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Pam formed on March 6,2015 east of the Solomon Islands and tracked slowly in a generally southward direction, slowly intensifying as it did so. Two days later, the disturbance reached tropical cyclone intensity and, over subsequent days, Pam gradually strengthened before reaching Category 5 cyclone status on both the Australian and Saffir–Simpson scales on March 12. The next day, Pam’s sustained winds peaked at 250 km/h (155 mph) as the storm moved through Vanuatu, passing near several constituent islands and making direct hits on others.

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Earthquake in northern part of Nagano Prefecture, November 22, 2014

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A strong earthquake (magnitude-6.7) hit northern parts of Nagano Prefecture at 10:08 p.m., November 22. DPRI updates prompt report on the field survey and research results.

 

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Landslides in Hiroshima, August 20, 2014

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Destructive landslides hit Hiroshima Asa-Kita/Minami Ward on August 20, triggered by localized torrential rains. DPRI updates prompt report on the field survey and research results.

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Debris flows in Nagiso, Nagano July 9, 2014

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Debris flows occurred in Nagiso, Nagano Prefecture, triggered by torrential rain resulting from Typhoon No. 8. DPRI updates prompt report on the field survey and research results.

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Landslides on Izu Oshima Island, triggered by the Typhoon No. 26, Oct. 16, 2013

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Landslides occured on Izu Oshima Island, triggered by the Typhoon No. 26, in Oct. 16, 2013.

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Heavy Rains Hit Kinki Region on Aug. 14, 2012

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Torrential rains struck Kinki region early on Aug. 14 and brought severe damage.

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The typhoon No.12, 2011

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The 12th typhoon, 2011 and the heavy rain caused many disasters as flood, debris flow, landslide and collapse all over Kii Peninsula (Nara, Wakayama and Mie pref.) and the damages to the residents are enormous.

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Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake, 2011

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At 14:46 local time on March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 (revised value by Japan Meteorology Agency on March 13) earthquake occurred off the coast of northeast Japan. DPRI continuously updates this site’s research information and analyses on the disaster.

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The 2007 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake

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In the morning on 16th, July, 2007, the Niigataken Chuetsu-oki earthquake (Mw 6.6) attacked Hokuriku district, middle northern part of Japan.

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