Flash report on field survey of the 2004 Niigata-ken-chuetsu earthquake

 

Asian Disaster Reduction Center

 

 

On October 23th, 2004, a large earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on Richter scale struck Niigata prefecture in Japan. From October 29th to 30th, ADRC conducted the field survey on the earthquake damage in Niigata. Situation of affected area is as follows.



Derailment of bullet-train, Nagaoka city

 

 

 

 

Landslide, Nagaoka city

 


 

 

Blocked road by landslide, Ojiya city

 

 

 

 

Completely collapsed wooden house, Ojiya city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life up of manhole by liquefaction, Ojiyacity

 

 

 

 

Heavily damaged store (RC structure), Ojiya city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Emergency damage assessment of buildings, Ojiya city

 

Results of inspection (3 ranks) are displayed on the front walls as follows.

 

     

(1) Sign of safe building                                          (2) Caution of unsafe building 

 

(3) Notice of limited entry


 


 

Road damage by landslide, Ojiya city

 

 

 

 

Damage to railroad by landslide, Ojiya city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tent village set up by Self-Defense Forces, Kawaguchi town

 

 

 

 

First story collapsed wooden house, Kawaguchi town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completely collapsed wooden house, Kawaguchi town

 

 

 

 

Bending fracture of bullet-trainfs bridge, Kawaguchi town