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The Damages caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Actions taken by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (last updated on March 12, 2013)

Please note this is a prompt report. The numbers shown below may be updated based on further investigations.

Further information can be found on the MAFF Japanese website (http://www.maff.go.jp/j/kanbo/joho/saigai/higai_taiou/index.html)

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

1.   Date and time : March 11, 2011  14:46 (Friday)

2.   Hypocenter : 38° 6.2′ N, 142° 51.6′ E (130km ESE off Oshika Peninsula)

3.   Depth : 24km

4.   Magnitude : M9.0

5.   Seismic Intensity in typical place

JMA Seismic Intensity

Area

7

Northern part of Miyagi Prefecture

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

2. Damages of agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Please note the list below is as of 17:00 on July 5, 2012. The numbers in the list may be updated based on further investigations.

Section

Main damage

Total number of damage

Amount of damage (100 million yen)

Main disaster area

(Prefecture)

Fisheries

Fish vessels

28,612

1,822

Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Chiba, Tokyo, Niigata, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Wakayama, Tokushima, Kochi, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Okinawa

(Vessels registered in Toyama, Ishikawa, Tottori was damaged while moored in disaster areas.)

Fishery harbor facilities

319 harbors

8,230

Aquaculture facilities

-

738

Aquaculture products

-

597

Common use facilities

1,725 facilities

1,249

subtotal

 

 

12,637

Agricultural land, facilities, etc.

Damaged agricultural land

18,186areas

4,006

 

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

Damaged agricultural facilities etc.

17,906 points

4,408

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

(17,317 points)

(2,753)

(Coastal protection facilities for agricultural land)

(139 points)

(1,022)

(Facilities for daily life in farming villages: mainly community sewerage)

(450 points)

(633)

subtotal

 

36,092 points

8,414

Agricultural crops etc.

Agricultural crops and livestock, etc.

-

142

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.)

-

493

subtotal

 

 

635

Forestry

Desolation of forest lands

458 points

346

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

Damage of facilities for mountain/forest conservations

275 points

1,262

Damage of forest roads

2,632 points

42

Damage of forests

(1,065ha)

10

Processing and

marketing facilities etc.

115 points

467

Cultivating facilities for forest products

476 points

29

subtotal

 

(1,065ha)

3,956 points

2,155

Total

 

 

23,841

 

 

(Reference data)

Human suffering as of October 3, 2012

Damages of agriculture, forestry and fisheries on 17:00 on July 5, 2012

 

3.   Main responses of Japanese government to the earthquake disaster (as of 17:00 on February 5, 2013)

 Please note the year the responses were taken is 2011 if not specified in the paragraphs.

1  Main responses of Japanese government to the earthquake disaster


 2  Main responses of MAFF to the earthquake disaster

 Arrangement within MAFF

 

Support to the devastated area

 

Securing food, etc.

 

Site survey

 

Issuing various guidelines and notes

 

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