Situation Report: M7.0 Kumamoto, Japan Earthquake, April, 2016
GLIDE: 2016-000033 JPN

Situation Report – (period covered:  16-18 April 2016)

Prepared by: Humanity Road / Animals in Disaster     Follow: @Humanityroad / @Disasteranimals / @jAIDDog 

Situation Overview

Background: On 15 April 2016 at 16:25:06 (UTC), 16 April, 01:25 (JST), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake was reported on the island of Kyushu in Japan (source). The magnitude was later adjusted to 7.3. This quake comes following a series of multiple quakes over the past several days, the largest of which was a 6.2 on the 14th.  Following the 6.2 quake, there were already reports of significant damage in the Kumamoto area and especially in the town of Mashiki.  Initially following the 7.3 larger quake a Tsunami Advisory was issued by the Japanese Meteorological Agency but was later suspended. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued information but no further details were needed, and there is no threat of a Pacific wide tsunami.  Due to the previous quakes there were already shelters open in several areas.

Significant Updates (most recent first)

17 April 2016

  • 19:22 JST The number of evacuees at one point exceeded 200,000, and there is an urgent need to ensure that evacuation centers can obtain sufficient supplies so that they can continue to accept further evacuees (source)
  • 19:18 JST In Kumamoto Prefecture, an evacuation order is still in place for Minamiaso. Evacuation warnings are still in place for all households in Kikuchi, Ozu, Mifune, Kosa, Takamori, and Ubuyama, and some households in Misato. (source)
  • The Japanese Meteorological Agency is predicting localized torrential rain in the affected area overnight, increasing the risk of landslides (source) [Update 18:00 JST: the weather is now fine and predicted to remain so until 4/21]
  • The Japanese Association of Dialysis Physicians is maintaining an up-to-date list of hospitals in the affected area able to accept dialysis patients (list)
  • Kumamoto Airport will remain closed on 17 April. (source) (source)  Reports that part of a terminal at the airport has collapsed. (source) (source)
  • Some parts of Hohi rail line were destroyed by a landslide. (source)  There are unconfirmed reports that high-speed train (Shinkansen) services across Kyushu will continue to be suspended on 17 April. (source)

16 April 2016

  • 21:50 JST NHK reporting death toll at 41 people.(source)
  • 21:15 JST Numerous expressways are closed because of earthquake damage or landslides. The Kyushu Expressway is closed in both directions between the Ueki and Yatsushiro interchanges. The Oita Expressway is closed in both directions between the Hita and OIta interchanges. The Higashi-Kyushu Expressway is closed in both directions between the  Ajimu Interchange and Hiji Junction. The Kyushu Chuo Expressway is closed in both directions between Kashima Junction and Oiketakayama Interchange. All lanes of the Hiji Bypass in Oita Prefecture are also closed.(source)
  • 17:30 JST via @FDMA_JAPAN Fire agency damage report part 21 about the earthquake in Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 4/16 (Saturday) 17:30 current damage. For more information download PDF 
  • 14:00 JST via Chief Cabinet Secretary Press Conference. 35 people have died. 100,000 houses without power. 420,000 houses without water. No irregularities found at nuclear power station. More than 20,000 personnel deployed to assist with more to deploy by Monday. Rescue efforts continue for those trapped in collapsed buildings. Helicopter rescue activities continue. There are 680 evacuation centers. Prolonged evacuation is expected.
  • Kumamoto Central Hospital (Ozu-machi prefecture) had sprinklers activated by the earthquake which has caused flooding. (source)
  • Kumamoto City Hospital is at risk of collapse due to dilapidated state.  Approximately 300 patients have been transferred to National Hospital Organisation Kumamoto Medical Centre. (source)
  • A small eruption occurred at Mount Aso at 8:30am JST on 16 April. (source)
  • Uto City Hall damaged, staff are working in a tent in the grounds. 14:35 JST (source)
  • Aso Shinto Shrine destroyed. (source)
  • The government has decided to expand rescue operations: SDF up to 20,000, police up to 2800, fire dept up to about 2700. (source)
  • It appears that most all governmental websites in the Kumamoto prefecture are currently down. It is not clear if this is due to power or internet outages. (5:28am local time)
  • Evacuation advisory for residents of Kumamoto Nishihara Village fearing a dam break. (source)
  • Kumamoto entire 300,000 household water outage (source)
  • Structural damage to Kumamoto Municipal Hospital has necessitated the evacuation of all patients to  other hospitals (source)
  • Aso-ohashi Bridge in Aso Village has collapsed. May hinder rescue and relief work. (source)
  • Jiji reported that shinkansen – bullet train – services were halted on the island, while NHK said one of the trains had derailed though it was not carrying passengers at the time. (source)

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 National Links

Prime Minister of Japan, Facebook, Twitter

Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA), Twitter

Japan Meteorological Agency (Twitter)

Japan Ministry of Defence

Regional and Local Links

There are seven prefectures on the island of Kyushu. The earthquake has had the most significant impacts in the Northern prefectures.

Northern Kyushu:

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Phone Numbers and Rescue

119 - fire and ambulance

110 - police

171 - disaster emergency message (source)

- People asking for rescue in twitter are being asked to use #救助 (#rescue) plus give address or location and photo. (source)

Reunification Numbers and Sites:

All Japan Safety Confirmation Portal for Disaster (J-anpi), in Japanese

Facebook Safety Check

Help for Foreign Visitors in Japan:

  • Kumamoto City International Center, 860-0806 Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto - offering shelter and translation services for foreigners.  Tel: +81-96-359-2020 (international calls from countries outside Japan), 096-359-2020 (calls domestically in Japan).  Email: ad-info@kumamoto-if.or.jp                                 
  • Alphabetical list of Foreign Consulate offices in Japan at http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/protocol/index.html
  • Useful information for tourists from the Japan Tourism Agency (in English). (source)
  • Australia: 24 hour consular assistance available on + 61 2 6261 3305 or within Australia on 1300 555 135.
  • United Kingdom: UK Foreign Office helpline for individuals in the UK concerned about the safety of friends and relatives in Japan is 020 7008 0000
  • United States:  
  • U.S. Embassy Tokyo, American Citizen Services, Tel: 03-3224-5000 (from Japan) +81 3-3224-5000 (from the U.S.), Email: TokyoACS@state.gov 
  • U.S. Consulate Fukuoka, Tel: 092-751-9331 (from Japan), +81 92-751-9331 (from the U.S.), Email: FukuokaACS@state.gov 
  • Thailand:  Information from the Thai Embassy (source)

Maps/Situational Awareness

Japan Meteorological Agency Map

Pacific Disaster Center Map

Transportation - Auto Traffic Performance Information Map

Evacuation Center Map (in Japanese)

Water Supply Status (in Japanese)

Food Supply Status (in Japanese)

Shelters

Shelter Status:

16 April:

  • Water wanted at Kumamoto-Kita high school, an unofficial shelter: (source)

Shelter / Evacuation Center Locations

16 April:

  • Airbnb is offering free shelters in the Kyushu area, up through Apr. 20: (source)
  • Evacuation Center Map (in Japanese)
  • Evacuation Center List (in English)
  • Large Regional Shelter list: http://bit.ly/23CJE3G 
  • Oita District Shelters: Uenogaoka Junior High School, Sumiyoshi Elementary School, Oita Prefectural School for the Deaf, Houfu Elementary School,Minami Oita Junior High School, Jonan Junior High School, Shimogori Elementary School, Morioka School District Community Center  (source) (map of evacuation centers in central Oita)
  • Uto City: Shelter at Community Shelter (source)
  • Kumamoto: Kumamoto International Center has opened its facility as a refuge for the earthquake victims from overseas (source) Tel: 096-359-2121 or 096-359-2020 (source)
  • Beppu City: Kitakyushu City (Fukuoka prefecture) provide houses for victims/affected people of Kumamoto Earthquake. The city offers 188 public houses/apartments in the city. Those who would like to move in have to show quake-damage certificate and ID which bears address. Key money, monthly rent and guarantor are not necessary. The period for use is six months in principle with a possibility to extend to one year. Application forms are accepted at seven ward offices of Kitakyushu City, from 8:30 to 17:15 Monday to Friday. (source)
  • Kitakyushu City: Large list of shelters: (source)

Relief / Recovery

Location of Relief Supplies

Water Supply Status (in Japanese)

Food Supply Status (in Japanese)

Relief Supplies Needed

Hospitals

Status of Hospitals:

17 April:

  • The Japanese Association of Dialysis Physicians is maintaining an up-to-date list of whether or not hospitals in the affected area are able to accept dialysis patients (list)

16 April:

  • Kumamoto Central Hospital (Ozu-machi prefecture) had sprinklers activated by the earthquake which has caused flooding. (source)
  • Kumamoto City Hospital is at risk of collapse due to dilapidated state.  Approximately 300 patients have been transferred to National Hospital Organisation Kumamoto Medical Centre. (source)
  • Red Cross Hospital has received 405 patients, 15 serious - almost half all injuries from earthquake. (source)
  • Kumamoto University Hospital - Medical care is being provided as usual. Persons injured as a result of the earthquake are being accepted for medical treatment (source)
  • 東区は相当深刻な状況のようですね。 長嶺の日赤病院もパンクしてるしまずもって水が全く出ないようですし -- Red Cross hospital of Nagamine has no water. (source)
  • Kumamoto University Hospital is open and accepting patients injured by the earthquakes. (source)

Hospital Locations:

- Amakusachiiki Medical Center, 854-1 Kamebamachi Jikiba, Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture 863-0046

- Amakusa Hospital, 5789 Saitsumachi, Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture 863-2171

- Amakusa Central Hospital, 9093 Itsuwamachi Goryo, Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture 863-2201

- Amakusajikei Hospital, 278-10 Kotsufukae, Reihoku, Amakusa District, Kumamoto Prefecture 863-2502

- Chidoribashi Hospital, 5-18-1 Chiyo, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0044, Japan, Chidoribashi-hp.or.jp, 81 92-641-2761

- Fukuokashimin Hospital, 13-1 Yoshizukahonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0046, Japan, Fcho.jp  81 92-632-1111

- Fukuoka General Hospital, 1 Chome-1-3-46 Tenjin, Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 810-0001, Japan, Saiseikai-hp.chuo.fukuoka.jp   +81 92-771-8151

- Fukuoka Memorial Hospital, 1 Chome-1-35 Nishijin, +81 92-821-4731  http://kinen.jp/ 

- Fukuoka Red Cross Hospital, 3 Chome-1-1 Ogusu, Minami Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture 815-8555, Japan, http://www.fukuoka-med.jrc.or.jp   +81 92-521-1211  

- Fukuoka Sanno Hospital, 3 Chome-6 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 814-0001, Kouhoukai.or.jp  +81 92-832-1100

- Kenritsukokorono Medical Center, 熊本県熊本市南区富合町平原391, 861-4154

- Kikuchi Keifuen Sanatorium, 3796 Sakae, Koshi, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-1113

- Kikuchiudō Hospital, 433 Fukagawa, Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-1304

- Kobayashi Hospital, 574 Jonanmachi Kumanosho, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-4203

- Kōda Hospital, 4001 Buiwara Shimomachi, Yatsushiro, Kumamoto Prefecture 866-0065

- Kumamoto Central Hospital 大津町室955, Kikuchi District, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-1235

- Kumamotoseijin Hospital, 熊本県熊本市東区戸島2丁目3−15, 861-8041

- Kyushu University Hospital Beppu Hospital , Japan, 〒874-0838 Oita Prefecture, Beppu

- Nishinhon Hospital, 3 Chome-20-1 Hattanda, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 861-8034

- Seigatō Hospital, 熊本県熊本市西区河内町船津897, 861-5347

- Sho Memorial Hospital, 862-1 Takaonomachi Shimozuru, Izumi, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-0405

- Wakimoto Hospital, 9093-2 Wakimoto, Akune, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-1131

- Yagi Hospital, 福岡県福岡市東区馬出2丁目21−25, 812-0054, Japan, Yagi.or.jp   81 92-651-0022

Transportation (Airports, Trains)

Flights and Airport Status:

17 April:

  • Kumamoto Airport will remain closed on 17 April. (source) (source)

16 April:

  • Reports that part of a terminal at Kumamoto Airport has collapsed. (source) (source)
  • And depends on the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kumamoto Airport, today, because the terminal building is closed all day, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways have both decided to all flights canceled Kumamoto Airport arrival and departure.” (16th 07:02) (source)
  • British Airways, customer service line: 0844 493 0 787. Cancellation/rebooking site
  • Virgin Atlantic flight information: 0844 209 7770.
  • JAL information line: 0844 8 569 700.

Airports:

Kumamoto Airport: http://www.kmj-ab.co.jp/

Oita Airport: http://www.oita-airport.jp/en/

Amakusa Airport: http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/kiji_1964.html

Trains:

Kyushu Railway Company

  • Information on suspended and cancelled trains from Kyushu Railway Company (in English): List

Status of Railways:

17 April:

  • Some parts of Hohi line were destroyed by a landslide. (source)
  • Unconfirmed report that high-speed train (Shinkansen) services across Kyushu continue to be suspended on 17 April. (source)

16 April:

  • High-speed railway system closed in Kyushu due to a train derailment. (source)

 Roads, Bridges

Status:

17 April:

  • An up-to-date map of passable roads in Kyushu is being provided by Toyota (map)

16 April:

  • The Aso-ohashi bridge over the Kurokawa river near Minami-Aso Village has collapsed. May hinder rescue and relief work. (source) (source)
  • The Kyushu Expressway is closed in both directions between the Ueki and Yatsushiro interchanges. The Oita Expressway is closed in both directions between the Hita and OIta interchanges. The Higashi-Kyushu Expressway is closed in both directions between the  Ajimu Interchange and Hiji Junction. The Kyushu Chuo Expressway is closed in both directions between Kashima Junction and Oiketakayama Interchange. All lanes of the Hiji Bypass in Oita Prefecture are also closed.(source)
  • Report that Ryujin bridge in Kumamoto has been damaged or collapsed. (source)
  • Rail Service suspended in Kumamoto (source)
  • Road closures in Kumamoto prefecture. (source)

Communications

Status of Communication Networks

Communications providers and how to dial phones in Kumamoto Prefecture (source)

16 April:

  • List of places to charge mobile phones. (List in Japanese) (in English, computer translated)
  • Free WiFi has been made available to everyone in Kumamoto Prefecture by KDDI. (source)  People can connect to WiFi during a disaster using SSID “00000JAPAN”. (source)
  • KDDI has disaster information available for foreign visitors.  Information on how to use their free network: Japanese, English (computer translation)
  • NTT Communications Twitter FaceBook no updates as of Apr 16 7:07am

Amateur Radio

Japan Amateur Radio League: http://www.jarl.org/English/

Prefixes: JA6-JS6, 7J6, 8J6-8N6 (source)

Utilities (Water, Electricity, Gas)

Status

17 April:

  • Official Kumamoto water supply schedule: (source)

16 April:

  • Kumamoto entire 300,000 household water outage (source)
  • Nuclear power plant information: Sendai is operating normally. Genkai nuclear power plant is stopped, the abnormal state of the plant not been confirmed. (source)

Companies:

Kyushu Electric Power Company, Facebook

Kyuden Power Company,  Facebook

Schools

Status:

16 April:

  • Tokai University:
  • Some dormitories have collapsed. (source) (source)
  • Students who belong to Kumamoto and Aso Campus, and who have not provided their safety information to Tokai University yet, please make contact with Tokai University through the Safety Confirmation System on the Campus Life Engine or call Tokai University (Shonan Campus) at 0463-50-2411. (source)
  • The university has established a disaster response headquarters at its Shonan Campus in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. (source)
  • Kumamoto University: Earthquake Information-5; Damage Report regarding the Earthquake.  Some damage has occurred. (source)  Students are being asked to notify the university to tell them they are safe. (source)

Red Cross

Offices & Contact Information
Japanese Red Cross Society, Facebook, Twitter

  • Distributed 4900 blankets, 1000 tarpaulins, 504 emergency sets, and 202 sleep sets.
  • Of the 2,000 people injured in the earthquakes, more than 1,100 were provided with medical treatment at Kumamoto Red Cross hospital from 15 April until noon on 17 April.
  • As well as providing emergency hospital services the Red Cross has dispatched a total of 23 emergency medical teams to the affected area who take turns working 8 hour shifts. Two teams are providing medical services in the field, while 11 teams are now conducting assessments. Six mobile Red Cross clinics have been placed on stand-by.

Pictures and Videos

16 April:

- BBC Road collapsed video

- Guardian UK video 

- NHK video

- News 24 video

- NHK video (bottom right of screen)

- IBT photos and video. (source)

- Photo: collapsed highway overpass (source)

- Photo: Landslide (source)

- Photo: Large fire burning in Yatsushiro, Kumamoto (source)

- Photo: Two collapsed apartment buildings in Minamiaso, and a landslide. (source)

- Photo: One of two collapsed apartment buildings in Minamiaso. (source)

- Photo: House on cliff about to collapse, TBS News shot from Kumamoto. (source)

- Photo: Building damage. (source)

- Photo: Bridge collapse. (source)

- Photo: Landslide. (source)

- Photo: damaged homes. (source)

Facebook

Facebook Accounts of Interest

Kyushu Electric Power Company

Japanese Red Cross Society

Prime Minister of Japan

Tokai University

Kumamoto University International Students Office

Kumamoto City International Center

Prime Ministers Office of Japan on FaceBook 

Twitter

Hashtags:

Official event hashtag: #Japanquake #Japanearthquake #Kumamotoquake #Kumamotoearthquake

Other important hashtags:  #Japan #earthquake

Location Hashtags: #Kyushu #Kumamoto #Mashiki

 

Twitter Accounts of Interest:

@JapanGov - Official Twitter of the Government of Japan

@JPN_PMO - Official English twitter account of Prime Minister's Office of Japan 

@JMA_kishou - Japan Meteorological Agency

@FDMA_JAPAN - Fire and Disaster Management Agency

@JPN_PMO - Japan Prime Minister

@KenkoSone - Japan PM Abe’s Director of Global Communications

@MLIT_JAPAN - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan

@nhk_news - news

@JRCS_PR - Japanese Red Cross Society

@kddipr - KDDI (communications company)

@fuyunos - local in Japan who tweets about disasters.

@hepomodeler - weather forecaster in Kumamoto

@NTTCom_online - communications company

@OfficialTEPCO -Power company

@nippon_en Real-life images of Japan in seven languages

@BeppuCity  Updates from Beppu City (Pop 122K)

@KumamotoPre_koh - Kumamoto Prefecture

Traditional Media and Blogs

Television

NHK World Twitter

Nippon News 24

Radio Stations

AM Stations in Kyushu

FM Stations in Kyushu

Animals in Disaster

Animal Shelters

Ryunosuke Animal Hospital (Twitter)

Veterinarians

Organizations Rescuing or Accepting Animals

                                             

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