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The Damages caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Actions taken by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (June 24)

※This is a prompt report. The numbers shown below may be updated based on the further investigation.(Time is JST (Japan Standard Time). )

1. Summary of the earthquake (by Japan Meteorological Agency)

 

(1)Date and time : March 11,201114:46JST (Friday)

(2)Hypocenter : 130km off the Pacific coast of Tohoku region, from Iwate to Ibaraki Prefectures (130km near the east-southeast of Oshika Peninsula)

(3)Depth : 24km

(4)Magnitude : M9.0

(5)Seismic Intensity in typical place  

JMA Seismic Intensity

Area

7

Northern part of Miyagi

6+

Southern and Central part of Miyagi Prefecture

Nakadori and Hamadori of Fukushima Prefecture

Northern and Southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture

Northern and Southern part of Tochigi Prefecture

6-

Southern part of coastal area, northern part of inland area and southern part of inland area of Iwate Prefecture

Aizu region of Fukushima Prefecture

Southern part of Gunma Prefecture

Southern part of Saitama Prefecture

North-west part of Chiba Prefecture

 

(6)Observed Tsunami (by Japan Meteorological Agency)

Miyako: Maximum more than 8.5m on March 11, 2011 15:26

Oofunato: Maximum more than 8.0m on March 11, 2011 15:18

Souma: Maximum more than 7.3m on March 11, 2011 15:50

 

2. Damages of agriculture, forestry and fisheries

※ Damages are based on the current report. The numbers in the list below may be updated substantially based on the further investigation, especially in the column of “Fisheries“. (Written on June 23, 17:00)

 

 

Section

Main damage

Total number of damage

Amount of damage (100 million yen)

Main disaster area

(Prefecture)

Fisheries

Fish vessels

21,506

1,537

Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima Ibaraki , Chiba , Tokyo , Niigata, Kanagawa , Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Wakayama , Tokushima, Kochi , Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa.
(Vessels registered in Toyama, Ishikawa, Tottori had damaged while moored in disaster area.)

Fishery harbor facilities

319 harbors

7,231

Aquaculture facilities

-

730

Aquaculture products

-

563

Common use facilities

1,303 facilities

603

subtotal

 

 

10,664

 

Agricultural land, facilities

Damaged agricultural land

14,734areas

3,957

Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Nagano, Shizuoka, Niigata and Mie

Damaged agricultural facilities etc.

18,364 points

3,180

(agricultural facilities: mainly storage reservoirs, drains, pumps, shore protection facilities for agricultural lands )

(18,032 points)

(2,804)

 

(facilities for daily lives in farming villages: mainly community sewerage)

(332 points)

(376)

 

subtotal

 

33,098 points

7,137

 

Agricultural crops etc.

Agricultural crops and  livestock, etc.

-

118

Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi,  Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba, Yamanashi, Nagano, and Niigata

Agricultural livestock production facilities, etc. (mainly country elevators, agricultural warehouses, PVC greenhouses, livestock barns, compost depots, etc.)

-

393

subtotal

 

 

507

 

Forestry

Desolation of forests land

470 points

347

Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba, Niigata, Nagano, Shizuoka and Kochi

Damage of facilities for maintaining forest

182 points

320

Damage of forest road

2,333 points

39

Damage of forests

(959ha)

9

Processing and marketing facilities etc.

90 points

507

Cultivating facilities for forest products

426 points

22

subtotal

 

(959ha)

3,501 points

1,243

 

Total

 

 

19,555

 

 (Reference) Human suffering on June 23

Number of Death: 15,482

Number of Missing: 7,427

Damages of agriculture, forestry and fisheries on June 23, 17:00

Amount: 1,955.5 billion yen

 3. Responses of MAFF to the earthquake disaster (as of June 23, 17:00)

(1) Main responses of Japanese government to the earthquake disaster

  • Japanese government established disaster countermeasures office. (March 11)
  • Japanese government dispatched governmental investigation teams to Miyagi prefecture ( March 11), Iwate and Fukushima prefecture ( March 12).

※  MAFF dispatched 5 staff to each team.

(2) Main responses of MAFF to the earthquake disaster

  【 Establishment of framework within MAFF 】

【 Establishment of support system in the devastated area 】

 

【Site survey】

【Securing food, etc.】

【Finance】

【Rural land and agricultural facilities】

 

【Other issues】

a)    request to concerned bodies on transportation of mixed feeds by domestic vessels and tracks from Kyushu, Hokkaido, etc.

b)    lending service of stocked feed grains to livestock farmers with no fee and no security.

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