Earthquake in Japan

Honshu, all Japan coastline

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&record=1&last=4953)

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)

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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&record=1&last=4953)

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 [dot] schuetzatdlr [dot] de


 1. Emergency Mapping

 1.1 Space based rapid mapping products

 

SourceSatellite/InstrumentDateAreaTypeStatusProduct/ Link
CHARTERvarious actual mapping productsvariousvarious areaspost and pre disasterdeliveredCHARTER
AIT (Project Manager of Charter call)various actual mapping productsvariousvarious areaspost and pre disasterdeliveredAsian Institute of Technology
USGSvariousvariousvarious areaspost and pre disasterdeliveredFTP link
UNITARIKONOS12. Mar 2011Coastline of Kamaishipost disasterdeliveredTsunami Impact Map
Radarsat - 2 HH17.Mar 2011Sendai, Miyagi prefecturepost disasterdeliveredWater mapping
DLRTerraSAR-X16. Mar 2011Sendaipost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
15. Mar 2011Sendaipost disasterdeliveredChange Analysis/KML
RapidEye, TerraSAR-X15. Mar 2011Miyagipost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
15. Mar 2011Minamisomapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
14. Mar 2011Somapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
14. Mar 2011Torinoumipost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
12. Mar 2011Higashi-Matushimapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
WorldView-214. Mar 2011Tomepost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map/KML
13. Mar 2011Oshika Peninsulapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011Oshika Peninsula: Onagawapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011Oshika Peninsula: Ishinomaki Baypost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011Oshika Peninsula: Momonourapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011Oshika Peninsula: Onagawa Nuclear Plantpost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
13. Mar 2011Oshika Peninsula: Yagawahamapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
WorldView-2, TerraSAR-X14. Mar 2011Sendai Airportpost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map/KML
RapidEye, SRTM C-Band15. Mar 2011Honshu (1)post disasterdeliveredTsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
15. Mar 2011Honshu (2)post disasterdeliveredTsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
15. Mar 2011Honshu (3)post disasterdeliveredTsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
15. Mar 2011Honshu (4)post disasterdeliveredTsunami Inundation Assessment Overview/KML
SERTITIKONOS15. Mar 2011Sendai airportpre disasterdeliveredRapid Geographic Reference Map
SPOT 514. Mar 2011Minamisanriku/Yamada Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
14. Mar 2011Ofunato Areapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map
13. Mar 2011Sohma Areaspost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011Sendai Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011Sendai/Sohma Areaspost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
SPOT 5, WorldView-114. Mar 2011Honshu Island: Minamisanriku Areapost disasterdeliveredDisaster Extent Map
SPOT 5, LANDSAT 7 ETM+15. Mar 2011Coastline Minamisanriku/Hashikamipost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
14. Mar 2011Miyako/Hashikami Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
14. Mar 2011Fukushima/Ishinomaki Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011Honshu: Minamisoma/Fukushima Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011Honshu: Miyagi Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
13. Mar 2011Fukushima/Ishinomaki Areapost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
WorldView-215. Mar 2011Sendai airportpost disasterdeliveredDamage Assessment Map
LANDSAT 7 ETM+14. Mar 2011Honshu Island: Minamisanriku Areapost/pre disasterdeliveredBefore - After Situation Map
12. Mar 2011Honshu Island: Misawa Areapost disasterdeliveredRapid Geographic Reference Map
12. Mar 2011Honshu Island: Miyako Areapost disasterdeliveredRapid Geographic Reference Map
12. Mar 2011Honshu Island: Miyagine Areapost disasterdeliveredRapid Geographic Reference Map
12. Mar 2011Honshu Island: Hachinohe Areapost disasterdeliveredRapid Geographic Reference Map

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

Mechanism / Institution / ProviderLinkRemarks
Dartmouth Flood Observatoryhttp://floodobservatory.colorado.edu/Sendaicoast.pptPPT download (maps)
http://floodobservatory.colorado.edu/hydrography/E130N40.htmlMaps
ESRIhttp://50.17.221.205/EQJPCOP/index.htmlJapan Earthquake & Tsunami Common Operational Picture
http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/japan-earthquake-tsunami-2011-map/index.htmlJapan Incident Map
http://maps.unosat.org/JP/EQ20110311JPN/UNOSAT_RS_20110312_analysis.zip 
Army Geospatial centrehttp://www.agc.army.mil/Japan/index.htmlMaps (CAC required)
FloodMapshttp://www.floodmaps.net/eftp/files/522286987_Japan_Tsunami_DamageAssessment_13MAR2011.zzzGoogle Earth KMZ files and Shapefile Download
Erdas Apollohttp://apollopro.erdas.com/apollo-client/Disaster Map
GEMDAShttp://gemdas.earth.ncku.edu.tw/Japan/Japan.aspxFormosat-2 Mapping Application
GEOhttp://supersites.earthobservations.org/sendai.phpCollection of maps and links
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI)http://www.zki.dlr.de/article/1893Collection of maps and KMZ files
GFZ Potsdamhttp://www.gfz-potsdam.de/portal/gfz/Public+Relations/M40-Bildarchiv/001_+JapanImages, Maps and Videos
Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)http://www.gdacs.org/#EQ_104728Web Mapping and additional maps
Googlehttp://mw1.google.com/crisisresponse/2011/sendai_earthquake/google/map/sendai_earthquake_2011.htmlWeb Mapping Application
GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)http://www.gdacs.org/#EQ_104728Maps
Harvard Centre for Geographic Analysishttp://cegrp.cga.harvard.edu/japan/Japan Sendai Earthquake data portal
HEWShttp://www.hewsweb.org/japan89eq/Earthquake and aftershock seismic activities map
International Nuclear Safety Centerhttp://www.insc.anl.gov/pwrmaps/map/japan.phpMaps (Password requiered)
Munich REhttp://un-spider.org/story/modeled-tsunami-zones-affected-areas-japan-earthquakeTsunami modelling
NASAftp://sideshow.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/usrs/ARIAMaps
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.pdfFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9M-HONSHU-JAPAN-EQ_low-lying-coastal-areas_11MAR11_v2.pdfLow-Lying Coastel Areas (Version 2)
http://www.pdc.org/PDCNewsWebArticles/2011/eq/japan.htmTsunami travel time maps
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9M-HONSHU-JAPAN-EQ_low-lying-coastal-areas_V2_11MAR11.pdfLow-Lying Coastel Areas
http://www.un-spider.org/sites/default/files/PDC-8.9-Honshu-Japan-EQ-Overview.pdfEarthquake overview
Quake Mapshttp://www.quake-maps.com/c0001xz5-Earthquake_Map_Magnitude_5_9-Off_the_east_coast_of_Honshu_Japan.htmEarthquake mapping
ReliefWebhttp://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/RKRR-8ERL75?OpenDocument&rc=3Maps
Sentinel Asiahttps://sentinel.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel2/emobSelect.action?subset_name=Emergency%20ObservationEmergency Observations Request List, Web-GIS Service
SERTIThttp://sertit.u-strasbg.fr/SITE_RMS/2011/05_rms_japan_2011/05_rms_japan_2011.htmlCollection of Maps
State of Californiahttp://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/geologic_hazards/Tsunami/Inundation_Maps/Pages/Statewide_Maps.aspxTsunami inundation map
Ushahidihttp://www.sinsai.info/ushahidi/index.php/page/index/2Crisis Mapping tool (only in Japanese)

 2. Space-based Resources

SourceSatellite/InstrumentDateAreaTypeStatusProduct/ Link
Deimos ImagingDeimos-12010/2011Various areaspre/ post- disasterdeliveredFTP available on request
18.Mar 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredFTP available on request
DigitalGlobeDigitalGlobe13. Mar 2011Coastal Area between Minamisoma and Iwaki (Including Fukushima)post disasterdeliveredGoogle Earth
13. Mar 2011Fukushima, Kengaya, Sendaipost disasterdeliveredJPG
12. Mar 2011Area between Sendai and Ishinomakipost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Area between Osaki and Sendaipost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Area between Hitachi annd Choshipost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
GeoEyeIKONOS13.Mar 2011Minamisanrikupost disasterdeliveredGoogle Earth
12. Mar 2011Kamaishipost disasterdeliveredGoogle Earth
12. Mar 2011Kushiropost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Tokyopost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Fukushimapost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Yokohamapost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Sendaipost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011Oshika, Peninsulapost disasterdeliveredGoogle Earth
12. Mar 2011Minamisomapost disasterdeliveredGoogle Earth
12. Mar 2011Iwakipost disasterdeliveredGoogle Maps
12. Mar 2011various areaspost disasterdeliveredScanEx (JPG)
GeoEye, DigitalGlobe, GEMDAS, NASAvarious13. Mar 2011Several Areaspost disasterdeliveredGoogle Earth
NASAvarious12. Mar 2011Sendaipost disasterdeliveredJPG
EO-112. Mar 2011Sendai Areapost disasterdeliveredGeoTIFF
MODIS Terra, MODIS Aqua14. Mar 2011Japanpost disasterdeliveredJPG
NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterEO-118. Mar. 2011Sendai (snow cover)post disasterdeliveredALI Level 1G (GeoTiff), Hyperion Level 1R 600+Mbyte HDF file
NDRCCHJ-1A; HJ-1B13. Mar 2011East Coast of Honshupost disasterdeliveredFTP available on request
DubaisatDubaisat19. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
19. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
16. Mar. 2011Fukushimapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
28. Mar. 2011Fukushimapost disasterdeliveredTiff, Meta
14. Mar. 2011Chiba-Oilpost disasterdeliveredTiff, Details, Meta
USGSLANDSAT ETM+13. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredFTP link
LANDSAT TM13. Mar. 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredFTP link
ASTER14./19. Mar 2011Sendai areapost disasterdeliveredFTP link
IKONOS, GeoEye, Qucikbird, WorldViewvariousSendai areapost disasterdeliveredFTP link (available on request)
Image coverage shapefilesvariousSendai areapost disasterdeliveredFTP link

 

 3. Earthquake/Tsunami Warning Centers

Tsunami Warning CenterLinkRemarks
NOAAhttp://bit.ly/gbRwMMGoogle Earth KML: Estimated Tsunami Arrival Time, based on NOAA forecasts
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/National Data Buoy Center
http://www.weather.govPacific Tsunami Warning Center
USGShttp://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/Latest Earthquakes in the World

 4. Emergency Response, Situation Reports

Institution / ProviderLinkRemarks
ADRChttp://www.adrc.asia/view_disaster_en.php?NationCode=392&lang=en&KEY=1497Details of Disaster Information, Japan: Earthquake, Tsunami
ReliefWebhttp://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&rc=3&emid=EQ-2011-000028-JPNSituation Reports and Latest Updates
GFZ Potsdamhttp://www.gfz-potsdam.de/portal/gfz/Public+Relations/M40-Bildarchiv/001_+JapanImages, Maps and Videos about the Earthquake and the Tsunami
Googlehttp://www.google.co.jp/intl/ja/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.htmlGoogle Crisis Response (available in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese)
http://www.google.com/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html
USGShttp://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/poster/2011/20110311.phpJapan Earthquake, tectonic summary
DigitalGlobehttp://www.digitalglobe.com/downloads/DG_Analysis_Japan_Daiichi_Reactor_March2011.pdfImagery Analysis Report on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

 


 5. Media

SourceLinkRemarks
ABC Newshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/Japan Earthquake Live
AlertNethttp://alertnetlive.trust.org/Event/Japan_earthquake_and_Pacific_tsunamiLIVEBLOG: Japan quake and Pacific Tsunami
Reutershttp://live.reuters.com/Event/Japan_earthquake2Live coverage of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan
The Telegraphhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/Japan news
New York Timeshttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/japan/index.htmlJapan news, incl. visualizations
CNNhttp://topics.cnn.com/topics/japanJapan news
BBChttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/asia_pacific/Asia-Pacific latest updates
CNTNhttp://english.cntv.cn/news/world/China Central Television World News
CRI Englishhttp://english.cri.cn/3126/2011/03/11/Zt2743s625549.htmJapan news
YouTube / CITIZENTUBEhttp://www.youtube.com/citizentubeEyewitness videos
Facebook / Weather Watchhttps://www.facebook.com/weatherPHWeather 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

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