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The Damages caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Actions taken by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (August 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 August 23, 17:00)

 

 

Section

Main damage

Total number of damage

Amount of damage (100 million yen)

Main disaster area

(Prefecture)

Fisheries

Fish vessels

25,008

1,684

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

8,230

Aquaculture facilities

-

737

Aquaculture products

-

575

Common use facilities

1,625 facilities

1,228

subtotal

 

 

12,454

 

Agricultural land, facilities

Damaged agricultural land

17,456areas

3,992

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

Damaged agricultural facilities etc.

21,867 points

3,911

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

(21,458 points)

(3,278)

 

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

(409 points)

(633)

 

subtotal

 

39,323 points

7,903

 

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.)

-

397

subtotal

 

 

515

 

Forestry

Desolation of forests land

429 points

238

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

Damage of facilities for maintaining forest

253 points

1,146

Damage of forest road

2,600 points

41

Damage of forests

(1,065ha)

10

Processing and marketing facilities etc.

112 points

508

Cultivating facilities for forest products

470 points

25

subtotal

 

(1,065ha)

3,864 points

1,967

 

Total

 

 

22,839

 

 (Reference) Human suffering on August 23

Number of Death: 15,726

Number of Missing: 4,593

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

Amount: 2,283.9 billion yen

 3. Responses of MAFF to the earthquake disaster (as of August 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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