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Japan : Earthquake : 2004/10/23

GLIDE:  EQ-2004-000114-JPN

Duration 2004/10/23
Country or District Japan
Name Earthquake
Outline A series of strong earthquakes (the first quake: M6.8, D13km) hit the Chuetsu region of Nigata Prefecture and caused major damages in the prefecture. 46 people were dead.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Cabinet Office, White Paper on Disaster Management (2005) 2005/06/01
Death: 46
Missing: 0
Injured: 4,801
Collapsed houses:
2,827 total collapse
12,746 half collapse
101,509 partial damage
Evacuation order or advisory to 64,894 people and the total of 103,178 people evacuated.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 20)
Dead: 40;
injured: 4,510;
in shelter: 42.
Houses destroyed: 2,774;
houses partially destroyed: 9,933;
houses damaged: 87,441.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 16)
Dead: 40;
injured: 4,496;
in shelter: 1,424.
Houses destroyed: 2,770;
houses partially destroyed: 9,889;
houses damaged: 86,703.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 8)
Dead: 40;
injured: 3,000;
in shelter: 2,906.
Houses destroyed: 2,728;
houses partially destroyed: 9,402;
houses damaged: 83,031.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 3)
Dead: 40;
injured: 2,999;
in shelter: 4,654.
Houses destroyed: 2,632;
houses partially destroyed: 8,741;
houses damaged: 79,321.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 24)
Dead: 40;
injured: 2,869;
in shelter: 6,366.
Houses destroyed: 2,028;
houses partially destroyed: 4,430;
houses damaged: 42,429.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 17)
Dead: 40;
injured: 2,867;
in shelter: 10,663.
Houses destroyed: 2,028;
houses partially destroyed: 4,430;
houses damaged: 42,429.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 15)
Dead: 40;
injured: 2,865;
in shelter: 11,188.
Houses destroyed: 1,263;
houses partially destroyed: 2,642;
houses damaged: 20,263.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 5)
Dead: 39;
injured: 2,454.
Houses destroyed: 392;
houses partially destroyed: 843;
houses damaged: 9,252.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 31)
Dead: 36;
injured: 2,420.
Houses destroyed: 326;
houses partially destroyed: 533;
houses damaged: 6,985.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 29)
Dead: 34;
injured: 2,221.
Houses destroyed: 293;
houses partially destroyed: 398;
houses damaged: 5,973.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 27)
Dead: 31;
missing: 0;
injured: 1,771.
Houses destroyed: 227;
houses partially destroyed: 364;
houses damaged: 5,432.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 26)
Dead: 27;
missing: 3;
injured: 1,306.
Houses destroyed: 395;
houses partially destroyed: 435;
houses damaged: 3,521.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 25)
Dead: 23;
missing: 0;
injured: 1,239.
Houses destroyed: 203;
houses partially destroyed: 299;
houses damaged: 2,563.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 24)
Dead: 15;
missing: 2;
injured: 430.
Houses destroyed: 23;
houses damaged: 23.
Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 23)
Death: 2 people;
Injured: 82 people

Related Links

Report/Articles

Cabinet Office, White Paper on Disaster Management (2005) 2005/06/01
A series of strong earthquakes (the first quake: M6.8, D13km) hit the Chuetsu region of Nigata Prefecture and caused major damages in the prefecture. 46 people were dead.

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 20)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.62)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 16)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.61)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 8)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.60)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of December 3)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.59)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 24)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.57)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 17)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.56)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 15)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.55)

USA Today.com 2004/11/08
A strong earthquake rocked northern Japan on Monday near the area where the country's deadliest quake in a decade struck last month. At least eight people were injured.

CNN NEWS 2004/11/08
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has rocked northern Japan near the area where the country's deadliest earthquake in years struck in October.

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 5)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.48)

The Japan Times 2004/11/04
Of the 37 confirmed quake fatalities, 14 died after falling ill after the temblors. Some of them were found to be suffering from so-called economy-class syndrome (in which blood clots form during prolonged inactivity) because they had to sleep in their vehicles.

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of November 1)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.42)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 29)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.37)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 27)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.33)

Reuters 2004/10/27
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 jolted northern Japan on Wednesday, in the same region where a major quake killed at least 31 people and injured more than 3,400 five days ago.

Earthquake Research Institute University of Tokyo
Special Report on Mid Niigata Pref. Earthquake on October 23, 2004 (Japanese)

National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)
Special Report on Mid Niigata Pref. Earthquake on October 23, 2004 (Japanese only)

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 26)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.28)

OCHA Relief Web 2004/10/25
A string of earthquakes that hit the Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, over the past two days left at least 23 people dead and no less than 2,000 injured.

CNN News 2004/10/25
Another powerful earthquake has hit Japan, two days after a series of deadly tremors rattled the same area killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 1,200.

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 25)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.22)

BBC News 2004/10/24
A powerful aftershock measuring 5.6 in magnitude has shaken Japan's northern Niigata region, two days after a tremor in the area left 23 people dead.

Earthquake Information by Japan Meteorological Agency
Information on earthquake intensity

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 24)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.16)

Reuters 2004/10/23
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 and several aftershocks have rocked northern Japan, killing at least three people and injuring more than 200 while knocking out power and phone services, media said.

BBC News 2004/10/23
At least two people have died and more than 100 have been injured in a series of earthquakes which shook northern Japan, for more than two hours.

CNN News 2004/10/23
Injuries as earthquakes hit Japan

Disaster Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, the Government of Japan (as of October 23)
(Japanese Information) Situation Report of the earthuake of northwestern Japan (No.8)

Geographycal Data Information

USGS National Earthquake Information Center 2004/11/08
A moderate earthquake occurred at 02:15:59 (UTC) on Monday, November 8, 2004. The magnitude 5.6 event has been located in NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.

USGS National Earthquake Information Center
A strong earthquake occurred at 08:56:01 (UTC) on Saturday, October 23, 2004. The magnitude 6.9 event has been located in NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN.

[ERI Emergency Relief Information]

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
While the 750-bed Nagaoka Red Cross hospital in Niigata opened its doors for the injured, Red Cross hospital disaster relief teams were deployed by Tokyo, Saitama, Toyama, Niigata, Tochigi and Gunma chapters, and by the Japanese Red Cross Medical Centre at national headquarters.

Pictures

Flash report on the field survey by ADRC
Pictures of the damage situation of affected areas.

International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE)
Special Information of Mid Niigata Pref. Earthquake of October 23, 2004.

BBC News 2004/10/24
In pictures: Japanese earthquake