Earthquake in Japan

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011 near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Tsunami warnings are issued along the Pacific coast line. (source: http://glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/details.jsp?glide=19439&recor...)

Japan has suffered a massive earthquake and tsunami in its northeast coast. Meanwhile, nations in the western pacific from Indonesia to the Philippines are bracing for the possibility of tsunamies of their own. (source: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14904492,00.html)

 

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Satellite imagery and maps on Honshu earthquake and tsunami, Japan.

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Status Update: 07 March 2012


Page content:

  1. Emergency Mapping

1.1. Space based rapid mapping products

1.2. Institutional links to further mapping products, geodata, geolinks and databases

  1. Space-based Resources
  2. Earthquake/Tsunami Warning Centers
  3. Emergency Response, Situation Reports
  4. Media
  5. Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)
  6. Contact

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Japan earthquake overview by German Aerospace Center (DLR), Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) (click for high resolution image and KML file)

Click on the Google Earth screenshot to get an overview of recent map products (Google Earth required):

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011 near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Tsunami warnings are issued along the Pacific coast line. (source: http://glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/details.jsp?glide=19439&recor...)

Japan has suffered a massive earthquake and tsunami in its northeast coast. Meanwhile, nations in the western pacific from Indonesia to the Philippines are bracing for the possibility of tsunamies of their own. (source: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14904492,00.html)

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is actively involved in Emergency mapping efforts in the frame of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters.

In case of any further question concerning DLR’s activities please contact the responsible press relations officer, Mr. Andreas Schuetz. Tel: +49 171 3126466; email: andreas.schuetz@dlr.de


 1. Emergency Mapping

 1.1 Space based rapid mapping products

 

Source Satellite/Instrument Date Area Type Status Product/ Link
CHARTER various actual mapping products various various areas post and pre Disaster delivered CHARTER
AIT (Project Manager of Charter call) various actual mapping products various various areas post and pre disaster delivered Asian Institute of Technology
USGS various various various areas post and pre disaster delivered FTP link
UNITAR IKONOS 12. Mar 2011 Coastline of Kamaishi post disaster delivered Tsunami Impact Map
Radarsat - 2 HH 17.Mar 2011 Sendai, Miyagi prefecture post disaster delivered Water mapping
DLR TerraSAR-X 16. Mar 2011 Sendai post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
15. Mar 2011 Sendai post disaster delivered Change Analysis/KML
RapidEye, TerraSAR-X 15. Mar 2011 Miyagi post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
15. Mar 2011 Minamisoma post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
14. Mar 2011 Soma post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
14. Mar 2011 Torinoumi post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
12. Mar 2011 Higashi-Matushima post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
WorldView-2 14. Mar 2011 Tome post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map/KML
13. Mar 2011 Oshika Peninsula post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011 Oshika Peninsula: Onagawa post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011 Oshika Peninsula: Ishinomaki Bay post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011 Oshika Peninsula: Momonoura post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011 Oshika Peninsula: Onagawa Nuclear Plant post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011 Oshika Peninsula: Yagawahama post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
WorldView-2, TerraSAR-X 14. Mar 2011 Sendai Airport post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map/KML
RapidEye, SRTM C-Band 15. Mar 2011 Honshu (1) post disaster delivered Tsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
15. Mar 2011 Honshu (2) post disaster delivered Tsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
15. Mar 2011 Honshu (3) post disaster delivered Tsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
15. Mar 2011 Honshu (4) post disaster delivered Tsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
SERTIT IKONOS 15. Mar 2011 Sendai airport pre disaster delivered Rapid Geographic Reference Map
SPOT 5 14. Mar 2011 Minamisanriku/Yamada Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
14. Mar 2011 Ofunato Area post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map
13. Mar 2011 Sohma Areas post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011 Sendai Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011 Sendai/Sohma Areas post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
SPOT 5, WorldView-1 14. Mar 2011 Honshu Island: Minamisanriku Area post disaster delivered Disaster Extent Map
SPOT 5, LANDSAT 7 ETM+ 15. Mar 2011 Coastline Minamisanriku/Hashikami post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
14. Mar 2011 Miyako/Hashikami Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
14. Mar 2011 Fukushima/Ishinomaki Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011 Honshu: Minamisoma/Fukushima Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011 Honshu: Miyagi Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011 Fukushima/Ishinomaki Area post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
WorldView-2 15. Mar 2011 Sendai airport post disaster delivered Damage Assessment Map
LANDSAT 7 ETM+ 14. Mar 2011 Honshu Island: Minamisanriku Area post/pre disaster delivered Before - After Situation Map
12. Mar 2011 Honshu Island: Misawa Area post disaster delivered Rapid Geographic Reference Map
12. Mar 2011 Honshu Island: Miyako Area post disaster delivered Rapid Geographic Reference Map
12. Mar 2011 Honshu Island: Miyagine Area post disaster delivered Rapid Geographic Reference Map
12. Mar 2011 Honshu Island: Hachinohe Area post disaster delivered Rapid Geographic Reference Map

 1.2 Institutional links to further mapping products, geodata, geolinks and databases

Mechanism / Institution / Provider Link Remarks
Dartmouth Flood Observatory http://floodobservatory.colorado.edu/Sendaicoast.ppt PPT download (maps)
http://floodobservatory.colorado.edu/hydrography/E130N40.html Maps
ESRI http://50.17.221.205/EQJPCOP/index.html Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Common Operational Picture
http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/japan-earthquake-tsunami-2011-map/index.html Japan Incident Map
http://maps.unosat.org/JP/EQ20110311JPN/UNOSAT_RS_20110312_analysis.zip  
Army Geospatial centre http://www.agc.army.mil/Japan/index.html Maps (CAC required)
FloodMaps http://www.floodmaps.net/eftp/files/522286987_Japan_Tsunami_DamageAssessment_13MAR2011.zzz Google Earth KMZ files and Shapefile Download
Erdas Apollo http://apollopro.erdas.com/apollo-client/ Disaster Map
GEMDAS http://gemdas.earth.ncku.edu.tw/Japan/Japan.aspx Formosat-2 Mapping Application
GEO http://supersites.earthobservations.org/sendai.php Collection of maps and links
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) http://www.zki.dlr.de/article/1893 Collection of maps and KMZ files
GFZ Potsdam http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/portal/gfz/Public+Relations/M40-Bildarchiv/001_+Japan Images, Maps and Videos
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) http://www.gdacs.org/#EQ_104728 Web Mapping and additional maps
Google http://mw1.google.com/crisisresponse/2011/sendai_earthquake/google/map/sendai_earthquake_2011.html Web Mapping Application
GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) http://www.gdacs.org/#EQ_104728 Maps
Harvard Centre for Geographic Analysis http://cegrp.cga.harvard.edu/japan/ Japan Sendai Earthquake data portal
HEWS http://www.hewsweb.org/japan89eq/ Earthquake and aftershock seismic activities map
International Nuclear Safety Center http://www.insc.anl.gov/pwrmaps/map/japan.php Maps (Password requiered)
Munich RE http://un-spider.org/story/modeled-tsunami-zones-affected-areas-japan-earthquake Tsunami modelling
NASA ftp://sideshow.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/usrs/ARIA Maps
Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) http://www.pdc.org/atlas/ Web Mapping application
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9M_HONSHU_JAPAN_EQ_fuk_i_nuclearplant_V3_11MAR11.pdf Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9M-HONSHU-JAPAN-EQ_low-lying-coastal-areas_11MAR11_v2.pdf Low-Lying Coastel Areas (Version 2)
http://www.pdc.org/PDCNewsWebArticles/2011/eq/japan.htm Tsunami travel time maps
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9M-HONSHU-JAPAN-EQ_low-lying-coastal-areas_V2_11MAR11.pdf Low-Lying Coastel Areas
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9-Honshu-Japan-EQ-Overview.pdf Earthquake overview
Quake Maps http://www.quake-maps.com/c0001xz5-Earthquake_Map_Magnitude_5_9-Off_the_east_coast_of_Honshu_Japan.htm Earthquake mapping
ReliefWeb http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/RKRR-8ERL75?OpenDocument&rc=3 Maps
Sentinel Asia https://sentinel.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel2/emobSelect.action?subset_name=Emergency%20Observation Emergency Observations Request List, Web-GIS Service
SERTIT http://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/SITE_RMS/2011/05_rms_japan_2011/05_rms_japan_2011.html Collection of Maps
State of California http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/geologic_hazards/Tsunami/Inundation_Maps/Pages/Statewide_Maps.aspx Tsunami inundation map
Ushahidi http://www.sinsai.info/ushahidi/index.php/page/index/2 Crisis Mapping tool (only in Japanese)

 2. Space-based Resources

Source Satellite/Instrument Date Area Type Status Product/ Link
Deimos Imaging Deimos-1 2010/2011 Various areas pre/ post- disaster delivered FTP available on request
18.Mar 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered FTP available on request
DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe 13. Mar 2011 Coastal Area between Minamisoma and Iwaki (Including Fukushima) post disaster delivered Google Earth
13. Mar 2011 Fukushima, Kengaya, Sendai post disaster delivered JPG
12. Mar 2011 Area between Sendai and Ishinomaki post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Area between Osaki and Sendai post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Area between Hitachi annd Choshi post disaster delivered Google Maps
GeoEye IKONOS 13.Mar 2011 Minamisanriku post disaster delivered Google Earth
12. Mar 2011 Kamaishi post disaster delivered Google Earth
12. Mar 2011 Kushiro post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Tokyo post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Fukushima post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Yokohama post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Sendai post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 Oshika, Peninsula post disaster delivered Google Earth
12. Mar 2011 Minamisoma post disaster delivered Google Earth
12. Mar 2011 Iwaki post disaster delivered Google Maps
12. Mar 2011 various areas post disaster delivered ScanEx (JPG)
GeoEye, DigitalGlobe, GEMDAS, NASA various 13. Mar 2011 Several Areas post disaster delivered Google Earth
NASA various 12. Mar 2011 Sendai post disaster delivered JPG
EO-1 12. Mar 2011 Sendai Area post disaster delivered GeoTIFF
MODIS Terra, MODIS Aqua 14. Mar 2011 Japan post disaster delivered JPG
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center EO-1 18. Mar. 2011 Sendai (snow cover) post disaster delivered ALI Level 1G (GeoTiff), Hyperion Level 1R 600+Mbyte HDF file
NDRCC HJ-1A; HJ-1B 13. Mar 2011 East Coast of Honshu post disaster delivered FTP available on request
Dubaisat Dubaisat 19. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
16. Mar. 2011 Fukushima post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
28. Mar. 2011 Fukushima post disaster delivered Tiff, Meta
14. Mar. 2011 Chiba-Oil post disaster delivered Tiff, Details, Meta
USGS LANDSAT ETM+ 13. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered FTP link
LANDSAT TM 13. Mar. 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered FTP link
ASTER 14./19. Mar 2011 Sendai area post disaster delivered FTP link
IKONOS, GeoEye, Qucikbird, WorldView various Sendai area post disaster delivered FTP link (available on request)
Image coverage shapefiles various Sendai area post disaster delivered FTP link

 

 3. Earthquake/Tsunami Warning Centers

Tsunami Warning Center Link Remarks
NOAA http://bit.ly/gbRwMM Google Earth KML: Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time, based on NOAA forecasts
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ National Data Buoy Center
http://www.weather.gov Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
USGS http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ Latest Earthquakes in the World

 4. Emergency Response, Situation Reports

Institution / Provider Link Remarks
ADRC http://www.adrc.asia/view_disaster_en.php?NationCode=392&lang=en&KEY=1497 Details of Disaster Information, Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami
ReliefWeb http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&rc=3&emid=EQ-2011-000028-JPN Situation Reports and Latest Updates
GFZ Potsdam http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/portal/gfz/Public+Relations/M40-Bildarchiv/001_+Japan Images, Maps and Videos about the Earthquake and the Tsunami
Google http://www.google.co.jp/intl/ja/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html Google Crisis Response (available in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese)
http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
USGS http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/poster/2011/20110311.php Japan Earthquake, tectonic summary
DigitalGlobe http://www.digitalglobe.com/downloads/DG_Analysis_Japan_Daiichi_Reactor_March2011.pdf Imagery Analysis Report on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

 


 5. Media

Source Link Remarks
ABC News http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/ Japan Earthquake Live
AlertNet http://alertnetlive.trust.org/Event/Japan_earthquake_and_Pacific_tsunami LIVEBLOG: Japan quake and Pacific Tsunami
Reuters http://live.reuters.com/Event/Japan_earthquake2 Live coverage of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan
The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/ Japan news
New York Times http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/japan/index.html Japan news, incl. visualizations
CNN http://topics.cnn.com/topics/japan Japan news
BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/asia_pacific/ Asia-Pacific latest updates
CNTN http://english.cntv.cn/news/world/ China Central Television World News
CRI English http://english.cri.cn/3126/2011/03/11/Zt2743s625549.htm Japan news
YouTube / CITIZENTUBE http://www.youtube.com/citizentube Eyewitness videos
Facebook / Weather Watch https://www.facebook.com/weatherPH Weather Watch of Philippines. Philippines weather watch uses facebook to disseminate information on tsunami.

 6. Coordinates of affected areas (AOI)

Google Earth KML: Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time, based on NOAA forecasts: http://bit.ly/gbRwMM


 7. Contact

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER:

E-Mail: unspider@unoosa.org

Disaster Information
Región: 
Honshu, all Japan coastline
Fecha de ocurrencia: 
11/03/2011
latitud: 
38.322
longitud: 
142.369