Earthquake in Japan

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Type of Event Earthquake/Tsunami
Location of Event Japan
Date of Charter Activation 11/03/2011
Charter Requestor JAXA - Cabinet Office JAPAN
Project Management Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Description of the Event

Earthquake hits north-east of Japan causing extensive damage, triggering a tsunami. The earthquake scaled at a magnitude of 8.9 which sparked fires in Tokyo. Many casualties are also feared.

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Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Breakwater destruction - Kamaishi

Source: SPOT-5

Acquired: Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright Spot Image
Map produced by JAXA

 

The Liquefaction area - Urayasu bayside area

Source: Formosat-2

Acquired: 13/03/2011

Copyright Spot Image
Map produced by JAXA

 

Great East Japan Earthquake - Shitigahama, Tagajo

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

 

Sea Debris - Rikuzentakata, Kesennuma

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 20/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map produced by JAXA

 

The landslide area - Ohtani mine

Source: GeoEye-1

Acquired: 13/03/2011

Copyright GeoEye
Map produced by JAXA

 

Sea Debris - Yamada

Source: Worldview-2

Acquired: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe
Map created by JAXA

 

Tsunami damage - Otsuchi, Kamihei District, Iwate Prefecture - Japan

Source: GeoEye-1 and WorldView

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 01/06/2010; Post-disaster: 14/03/2011

Copyright GeoEye and DigitalGlobe - Map produced by Clark Labs, Clark University

 

Okuma, Fukushima, Japan - Tsunami affected areas - Observed March 16, 2011

Source: WorldView-1 and QuickBird-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/03/2009;
Post-disaster: 16/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, NASA - Map produced by E-Decider

 

Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan - Tsunami affected areas - Overview - Observed March 12, 2011

Source: QuickBird and WorldView

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/06/2010
Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, NASA - Map produced by E-Decider

 

Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant - Ohkuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Source: WorldView-2 and GeoEye-1

Acquired: 17/03/2011 and 19/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe and GeoEye - Map produced by Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Tsunami affected areas - Minamisanriku, Japan - Maximum tsunami inundation as mapped by debris fields and ground damage

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 11/03/2011; Post-disaster: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe - Map produced by USGS

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas - Tagajyou (Tagajo)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 04/08/2010; Post-disaster: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe - Map produced by George Mason University

 

Tsunami affected areas - Miyako-shi, Japan

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 11/03/11; Post-disaster: 19/03/11

Copyright DigitalGlobe - Map produced by GISCorps, Auburn University at Montgomery

 

Tsunami affected areas - Rikuzentakata - Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Source: GeoEye-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 29/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright GeoEye, NASA - Map produced by ImageCat

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas: Onagawamachi, Miyagi Prefecture

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 11/03/2011; Post-disaster: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe - Map produced by Clark Labs, Clark University

 

Japan - Details of Tsunami affected areas (Shichigahama-machi, Miyagi Prefecture)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe - Map produced by Pennsylvania State University

 

Earthquake/Tsunami affected area - Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Source: SPOT

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright CNES - Map produced by AIT

 

Earthquake/Tsunami affected area - Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Source: SPOT

Acquired: 14/03/2011

Copyright CNES - Map produced by AIT

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas (Ofunato)

Source: GEOEYE-1 and WORLDVIEW-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 29/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright GeoEye and DigitalGlobe - Map produced by George Mason University

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas (Rikuzentakata)

Source: GEOEYE-1 and WORLDVIEW-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 29/09/2010 and 02/01/2011; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright GeoEye and DigitalGlobe - Map produced by George Mason University

 

Tsunami affected areas - Rikuzen-Koizumi, Miyagi, Japan

Source: WorldView-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 11/03/2011; Post-disaster: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe - Map produced by USGS

 

Tsunami-related standing water bodies - Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Source: RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/03/2006; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency. - Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT

 

Japan - Honshu - Tsunami - Estimated directly affected inhabitants by tsunami inundation as of March 12, 2011

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DLR, Landscan - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas - Rikuzentakata (Osabe fishing port)

Source: WorldView-1 and WorldView-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 02/01/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright USGS - Map produced by AIT

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas (Ofunatocho)

Source: GeoEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 23/07/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright USGS - Map produced by AIT

 

Japan Earthquake/Tsunami - Iwaki City, Fukushima

Source: RapidEye and IKONOS

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG and GeoEye - Map produced by JAXA

 

M9.0 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami of March 11, 2011 - Nakoso, Fukushima

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 21/05/2010; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas - Minami Sohma (The mouth of Manogawa)

Source: WorldView-2 and Quickbird

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/06/2010; Post-disaster: 14/03/2011

Copyright USGS - Map produced by AIT

 

Tsunami affected areas 2011 - Sendai, Japan

Source: RADARSAT-2, World View

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/03/2006; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright USGS - Map produced by AIT - RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency.

 

Japan - Sendai region - Overview Map - Observed inundation extent as of March 12, 2011

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Coverage of high resolution imagery for earthquake/tsunami affected area, Japan

Source: RapidEye, IKONOS, GeoEye, WorldView, Quickbird and SPOT satellites

Acquired: 16/03/2011

Copyright Map produced by AIT

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas (Ishinomaki Port)

Source: IKONOS and WorldView-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 27/01/2011; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright USGS - Map produced by AIT

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas (The mouth of Kyu-Kita Kamigawa)

Source: IKONOS and WorldView-1

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 27/01/2011; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright USGS - Map produced by AIT

 

RapidEye imagery - Ogatu, Ishinomaki - Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Minamisanriku (IV), Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Minamisanriku (II), Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Minamisanriku (III), Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Kamaishi (II), Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Ohtuchi, Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Yamada (II), Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Yamada (I), Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Miyako, Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Tarou, Miyako - Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Sanriku, Ofunato - Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Higashimatsushima, Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Kitakami-gawa, Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

RapidEye imagery - Ogatu Wan, Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG - Map produced by JAXA

 

Japan - Minamisoma - Observed inundation extent as of March 12, 2011

Source: RapidEye and TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Sendai Airport - Situation the 14th of March 2011

Source: WorldView-2 and OpenStreetMap

Acquired: 14/03/2011

Copyright Digital Globe, OpenStreetMap - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Sendai Airport - Detailed reference map - Situation the 4th of August 2010

Source: Ikonos, OpenStreetMap

Acquired: 04/08/2010

Copyright GeoEye, OpenStreetMap - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Coastline - Minamisanriku - Hashikami - Tsunami - Highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5 and LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 13/03/2011 and 21/09/2000

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Miyagi - Observed inundation extent as of March 12, 2011

Source: RapidEye and TerraSAR-X

Acquired: 05/09/2010 and 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Earthquake/Tsunami affected area (Iwanuma, South of Sendai Airport)

Source: IKONOS and World View

Acquired: 04/08/2010 and 14/03/2011

Copyright IKONOS, USGS - Map produced by AIT

 

Tsunami affected area - Sendai, Japan

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/03/2006; Post-dsaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright RADARSAT-2 Data and Products © MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.(2011) - All Rights Reserved. RADARSAT is an official trademark of the Canadian Space Agency. - Map produced by AIT

 

Japan - Tsunami affected areas (Natori / Sendai Airport)

Source: IKONOS

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright USGS, Digital Globe - Map produced by AIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Miyako - Hashikami area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5 and LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 13/03/2011 and 21/09/2000

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Minamisanriku - Yamada area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5

Acquired: 13/03/2011

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Ofunato area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5

Acquired: 13/03/2011

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island - Minamisanriku area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5 and WorldView-1

Acquired: 11/03/2011-12/03/2011

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, DigitialGlobe, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

TerraSAR-X Change Analysis of Sendai area, Japan

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/10/2010; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright DLR, LandScan - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Tome - Damage assessment map as of March 14, 2011

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 14/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Composite TerraSAR-X imagery of the Coastline of Miyagi Prefecture

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/10/2010; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright DLR - Map produced by JAXA

 

TerraSAR-X imagery of the Coastline of Miyagi Prefecture

Source: TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 20/10/2010; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright DLR - Map produced by JAXA

 

Coastline of Miyagi Prefecture

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster: 05/09/2010; Post-disaster: 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye - Map produced by JAXA

 

Japan - Honshu Tsunami - overview inundation assessment as of March 12 and 13, 2011 (sheet 4)

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: 12/03/2011 - 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Honshu Tsunami - overview inundation assessment as of March 12 and 13, 2011 (sheet 3)

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: 12/03/2011 - 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Honshu Tsunami - overview inundation assessment as of March 12 and 13, 2011 (sheet 2)

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: 12/03/2011 - 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Honshu Tsunami - overview inundation assessment as of March 12 and 13, 2011 (sheet 1)

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: 12/03/2011 - 13/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Torinoumi - pre and post disaster

Source: RapidEye and TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-disaster - 05/09/2010; Post-disaster - 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG, DLR, Google Earth - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Soma - pre and post disaster

Source: RapidEye

Acquired: Pre-disaster - 05/09/2010; Post-disaster - 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye AG, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Sendai Airport

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, OpenStreetMap, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan Earthquake as of March 11, 2011

Source: ESRI

Acquired: 11/03/2011

Copyright ESRI, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Oshika Peninsula

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Oshika Peninsula - Yagawahama (sheet 5)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Oshika Peninsula - Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant (sheet 4)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Oshika Peninsula - Momonoura (sheet 3)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Oshika Peninsula - Ishinomaki Bay (sheet 2)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Oshika Peninsula - Onagawa (sheet 1)

Source: WorldView-2

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright DigitalGlobe, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Higashi-Matsushima - Disaster extent as of March 12, 2011

Source: RapidEye and TerraSAR-X

Acquired: Pre-disaster - RapidEye 05/09/2010; Pre-disaster - TerraSAR-X 19/10/2009; Post-disaster - RapidEye 12/03/2011; Post-disaster - TerraSAR-X 12/03/2011

Copyright RapidEye, DLR - Map produced by ZKI

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Minamisoma - Fukushima area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5 and LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 12/03/2011 and 24/09/2001

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Miyagi area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5 and LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 12/03/2011 and 21/09/2000

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, USGS - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Fukushima - Ishinomaki area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5 and LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 12/03/2011, 21/09/2000 and 24/09/2001

Copyright CNES, USGS, Google, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Sohma area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Sendai area - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Sendai - Sohma areas - Tsunami highly damaged areas

Source: SPOT 5

Acquired: 12/03/2011

Copyright CNES, Spot Image, Google, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Misawa area - Potentially affected areas by tsunami

Source: LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 21/09/2000

Copyright USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Hachinohe area - Potentially affected areas by tsunami

Source: LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 21/09/200

Copyright USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Miyako area - Potentially affected areas by tsunami

Source: LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 21/09/2000

Copyright USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT

 

Japan - Honshu Island, Miyagino area - Potentially affected areas by tsunami

Source: LANDSAT 7

Acquired: 21/09/2000 and 24/09/2001

Copyright USGS, ESRI - Map produced by SERTIT