Disaster Medicine, Preparedness and Relief

Earthquake Kobe Earthquake/1995
Eastern Sichuan Earthquake,2008 Haiti Earthquake/ 2010
Christchurch Earthquake 2010 Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake/2011
Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Volcano Survey Report on the Hanshin(Kobe) Earthquake
(Building & Human Damages)
Tornado and Storm/Hurricane Tsunami
PTSD/Trauma Indian Ocean Tsunami/2004
Harzardous Materials/ Substances Japanese NGOs/NPOs Directory for
International Health and Medical Cooperation
World Disaster News/Links
Disaster Medicine, Preparedness
and Relief
Disaster Related International/National


USGS:National Earthquake Information Center/

USGS: Latest Earthquakes/World
USGS: Latest Earthquakes/USA

Live Earthquakes Map

Seismic Monitor - Recent earthquakes on a world map

Map of Earthquakes Today

Global Earthquake Response Center
Pacific Northwest Earthquake Information/
Latest earthquake
Current Seismicity Lists Worldwide
New World-Wide Earthquake Locator, Univ. Edinburgh
EARTHQUAKES/GSGG Earthquakes home page
Southern California Earthquake Center
USGS Home Page

Earthquake & Civil Engineering
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake Engnieering Research Center

Earthquake Preparedness
Earthquake Preparedness - American Red Cross
USGS:Earthquake Harzards and Preparedness

USGS FAQs - Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes|CDC - Emergency Preparedness and Response

Earthquake Safety at Home | FEMA.gov

Earthquake Preparedness | The City of Portland, Oregon

Kobe (Hanshin-Awaji)Earthquake 1995

Great Hanshin Earthquake/Wikipedia

Kobe Earthquake and Nojima fault

Facts from the Kobe Earthquake

Preliminary Reports from the Earthquake

The Medical and Public Health Response to the Kobe
Earthquake/ A Case Study in Disaster Planning

Aftermath of the Kobe Earthquake/Highway Damages

Disaster of Kobe City/Kobe City

The Great Hanshin Earthquake Disaster/Preliminary Report


Hanshin Earthquake at the Beginning of the Quake

Hanshin Earthquake-First Broadcasting after the Quake

Hanhin Earthquake - Broadcasting on the Helicopter
Hanshin Earthquake-Damages in the Cyuo Ward of Kobe City


Kobe Earthquake Disaster

Great Hanshin Earthquake



Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Photos/Photo images
Great Hanshin Earthquake(Phote images)
Photographs for the Hanshin Awaji Earthquake
My Record on the Hanshin Earthquake

The Medical and Public Health Response to the Kobe
Earthquake/A Case Study in Disaster Planning

Report of the Survey on the Building Damages and Its
Related Injuries in the Great Hanshin Earthquake
Earthquake Effects in Kobe

  Links for the Kobe Earthquake

Other Recorded Earthquakes
The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, USGS
The January 17,1994 Northridge, CA Earthquake

Eastern Sichuan Earthquake,2008
Quick Report for Eastern Suchuan Earthquake/Earthquake Research Institute,Univ. of Tokyo

2008 Sichuan earthquake/Wikipedia
2008 Sichuan earthquake

Haiti Earthquake 2010

USGS:National Earthquake Information Center
Earthquake Summary Posters/USGS
Haiti Earthquake/ British Geological Survey
Haiti Earthquake Clearinghouse/EERI Haiti Earthquake Clearinghouse
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
Haiti Earthquake Response/American red Cross

Haiti Earthquake/CNN
Haiti Earthquake/ABC News

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

2011 Christchurch earthquake
Poster of the South Island, New Zealand Earthquake of 21 February 2011 - Magnitude 6.3
Why this Christchurch earthquake was deadly
Christchurch earthquake kills 185/ NZHistory, New Zealand history
Scoop Coverage: Christchurch Earthquake

Tohoku Pacific Offshore Earthquake/2011(Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake )


The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake-first report-/Japan Meteorological Agency
Japan Meteorological Agency/Top page
The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake/Earthquake Research Institute,
The University of Tokyo
Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo/Top page

2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami - Wikipedia

Rolling Blackouts in Tokyo/TEPCO

Tohoku-Kanto earthquake news and resources - The Japan Times

Note: Official Magnitude is 9.0.

Tunami due to the Quake

Tunami movies:
Tunami in Kesennuma City
Tunami in Minami-Soma City
Tunami in Sendai City

Fukushima Nuclear Accident

(C)Air Photo Service

Summary of the Accidents:

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster/Wikipedia

Japanese reaction to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster - Wikipedia

Status of Nuclear Power Stations/MITI

Fukushima Nuclear Accident /IAEA

The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant accident - United Nations

WHO/WHO response to Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant accident

Fukushima Accident - World Nuclear Association

Comparing Fukushima and Chernobyl - Nuclear Energy Institute

Fukushima nuclear disaster - Greenpeace USA

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Videos at ABC News Video Archive

Timeline of Events at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Stations of TEPCO ―Outline & lessons learned

TEPCO Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station: Research on the status of response to
the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean. Earthquake and Tsunami and Lessons learned there from/
(Proposals)/ October 2012/Japan Nuclear Safety Institute

Japan: Fukushima Recovery Efforts - Nuclear Energy Institute

Report of Japanese Government to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety
- The Accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations -/2011

Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident/
 Fukushima Prefecture

Fukushima Daiichi Timeline/TEPCO
TEPCO Homepage

Accident and Current Status of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Stations/TEPCO

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Current Status of Nuclear Power Stations/TEPCO

TEPCO : Decommissioning Plan of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power

TEPCO's homepage

Official Report on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission,
National Diet of Japan

Published on 5th July, 2012/PDF

Fukushima report: Key points in nuclear disaster report/BBC
Japanese parliament report: Fukushima nuclear crisis was 'man-made'/CNN
Japanese parliament report: Fukushima nuclear crisis was 'man-made'
National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission

Acidents Report Prepared by TEPCO

Acidents Report Prepared by TEPCO/in Japanese
Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation Report: Main body (Summary) (PDF 985KB)
-Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation Report: Main body (Summary, Attachment) (PDF 328KB)
-Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation Report: Main body (PDF 4.94MB)
-Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation Report (Appendix-1) Statement of the Prime Minister’s Office regarding decommissioning (PDF 215KB)
-Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation Report (Appendix-2) Schedule(Time series) (PDF 3.22MB)
-Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation Report (Attachment) (PDF 32.2MB)
-Major changes made on the interim report issued on December 2, 2011 (PDF 764KB)

Interim report of Fukushima Nuclear Accidents Investigation/by TEPCO/in English

Report to IAEA
Report of Japanese Government to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety
- The Accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations -

Reports from other sources

Fukushima Daiichi Accident Reports/atomic power review
NRC Actions in Response to the Japan Nuclear Accident/NRC

METI Measures an Responses for the Quake/ METI, Japan

Nuclear Regulation Autority / Japan

Conutermeasures for the Quake/ Prime Minister's Office, Japan

Press Release/ Tokyo Electric Power Company
Photos and Videos Library/ Tokyo Electric Power Company

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log/IAEA
The Situation inJapan/NNSA/USA
First Year Dose Estimate/NNSA/USA
Japanese Nuclear Emergency: EPA's Radiation Monitoring/EPA,USA

Fukushima I nuclear accidents/Wikipedia
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaste/Wikipedia
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant/Wikipedia
Factbox: Nuclear accidents: Fukushima vs Three Mile/REUTERS

Reading of environmental radioactivity level by prefecture/MEXT
Reading of environmental radioactivity level(English,Chinese and Korean version)/MEXT
Information about 2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake/Radiation/MHLW

Monitored data on environmental radiation levels in Tokyo/Tokyo Metropolitan Gov't

The Situation in Japan/U.S. Department of Energy

Earthquake and nuclear crisis in Japan/IRSN,France
providing simulation movies
/sample of the movie/FLV

Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant - The Japan Times/Japan Times
Japan Raises Severity Level for Fukushima Nuclear Accident /Japan Times
Japan nuclear alert at Fukushima - Q&A/BBC
Q. and A. on the Nuclear Crisis in Japan/NY Times
TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear meltdown actually occurred just 16 hours after earthquake

Fukushima Daiichi Status Updates / IAEA
Japan Nuclear Reactor Disaster/with videos

Radioactive Contamination Maps:

Click this icon:

(C) Asahi Newspaper

(during the period:21st March 2011-30 July 2011)

Forecast(dispersion) movie on particles in Japan/Meteomedia

Radiation Contour Map:
Prepared by Dr.Hayakawa, Gunma University

First Year Dose Estimate/NNSA/USA


Reading of environmental radioactivity level by prefecture /NRA

Measurement results of environmental radiation levels in Tokyo

Reading of environmental radioactivity level by prefecture,
Time series data(Graph)(English version)

Information on Radioactivity Level(Metropolitan Airports and Ports)

Aerial Measuring Results/ by Joint US-Japan Survey Data

1 Total Cesium Deposition/Unit: Bq/m2

2 Ground Level Dose Rate /Unit: microSv/hr

Soil (Grand Level )Radiation Level Map/Accumulated Dose on 26th May,2011

Radiation Levels in the area of 20km from the Plant:as of 18-19, April,2011

Official Radiation Level Data:

Monitoring information of environmental radioactivity level/ NRA

Measurement results of environmental radiation levels in Tokyo

Radiation monitoring in Japan/Wikipedia

Fukushima Prefecture Radioactivity Measurement Map/ by Fukushima Prefecture

Radiation Levels on the Tohoku Shinkansen Train

This monitoring results are prepared with the survey conducted by the US Energy Department on 3rd May, 2011.
The survey was made between Tokyo Station and Sendai Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line.

(C)US Energy Department

Radiation Levels on the Tohoku Jidousyado Expressway

This mobile monitoring results are prepared with the survey conducted by the US Energy Department.

(C)US Energy Department

For original page: Visit Web site of the US Energy Department

Map of the level of iodine131 with the Fukuhima Daiiachi Power Plant Disaster

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and the US Department of Energy have prepared and
published the map of the level of iodine-131, on 26th June, 2013.

The measurement activities were conducted after three weeks of the Fukushima power plant disaster.

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Web page of the Map

Even in Tokyo, there are many hotspots with higher radiation.

As for the response to this nuclear accidents, do not trust the Japanese Government.
You will trust the information for the response issued by the US Government and/or French Government.
US State Department: Stay 50 Miles From Fukushima Plant
Travel Alert for Japan/Country Specific Infomation for Japan

Radioactive beef already sold and eaten in many prefectures in Japan,
including Tokyo/July,2011:
The meat of cows was shipped from farms in Fukushima prefecture and
other prefectures having radiation contamination. As of 23rd July 2011,
the number of cows is 2600 or more.
The radioactive beef has been distributed to 46 prefectures, including
Hokkaido, Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka and Kochi, and some was consumed
at restaurants and homes.
The meat was sold at a supermarket chain in Tokushima and Kochi prefectures.
It has been found to contain 3400Bq/kg of radioactive cesium,6.8 times
the allowable level in Japan.
The meat of 42 cows shipped from the farms in Asakawa Town of Fukushima Prefecture.
The radioactive beef has been distributed to 28 prefectures, including Tokyo,
Chiba, Kanagawa,yamagata, Aichi, Gifu, Osaka, Kyoto, Ehime, Kagawa and Fukuoka.
As of 17, July 2011, in total, 143 cows which were contaminated with radiation
were shipped to 37 prefectures.
Major supermarket and department stores are involved in the selling of the
radioactive beef.The radioactive beef was used for school lunch at many schools.

It shows that the radiation inspection systems for foods are not working
effectively in Japan.
Even in the Fukushima Prefecture, the most seriously radiation contaminated
area, the radiation inspection systems are poor. In the other prefectures which
have hotspots, the Government does not conduct the detailed radiation
surveys to identify the radiation level and hotspot. Accordingly, there is no control
for the production and shipment of the daily and agricultural products to control
the prevension of taking the radiation contaminated foods.
The products in this area are shipped to the whole country and used by the
restaurants and homes, and for the production of the processed foods.
With this information, you can recognize the seriousness of the radiation
contaminated foods problem in Japan.

How the Japanese Government is so stupid in managing the nuclear disaster!

They do not prepare the forecast maps of the radiation on a daily basis.
They did not prepare the map for the Total Cesium Deposition.
They do not use the forecast maps of the radiation in measuring the radiation levels for
products, such as vegetable, milk, water, fish and other foods
They intentionally control the measured radiation level by pre-measurement procedures,
such as, washing the vegetable before the measurement, mixing the collected sample milk
with other area's milk. Under the international standards for the measurement, the Japanese
Gov't does not show the correct contamination figures for the foods.
They do not conduct the well planned measurements of grand level radiation and
soil radiation levels for the radiation contaminated areas, covering the Tohoku and Kanto regions.
For over one month after the accidents, they did not use the grand level radiation level in
deciding the evacuation areas.
They adopt the international safety standard of radiation dose level for nuclear facility workers as
the safety standard for kindergarten and elementary school kids.
The officials of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have gotten a position in Tokyo Electric
Power Company after their retirement. Accordingly, the Ministry serves the Company, not for the people.
The Minstry controls the area of information on the nuclear accident being released by the Company.

Japan adopts the higher permissible level of radiation for foods:

In comparison to the international standards, Japan adopts the higher permissible level of radiation for
foods/drinks. Foods and drinks available in Japan will not be allowed in another countries for human use.

For example:
Vegetable: for Cesium
Japan: 500 becquerels/kg
USA: 170 becquerels/kg
Ukraine: 40 becquerels/kg

Tap water:
Japan: 200 becquerels/litter
USA: 0.111 becquerels/litter
WHO: 1 becquerel/litter

After April of 2012, permissible level of radiation for foods will
be changed.
Vegetable: for Cesium: 100 becquerels/kg
Tap water: for Cesium: 10 becquerels/litter

Current News on Eastern Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Japan Times
  Eastern Japan Earthquake news
  Nuclear power plant/radiation news

The Japan News
Japan Today News
Nuclear Crisis | Kyodo News

TEPCO : Press Room | Press Releases

Volcano and its Activity

USGS/Weekly Volcano Activity Report

Volcano World/University of North Dakata/Volcano listings

Volcano Disaster Assistance Program/USGS


Tornado and Storm/Hurricane

STORM REPORT/NOAA Storm Prediction Center

Tornado and Storm Research Organization

United States Tornado Warning
Tornado's Radar Images
National Hurricane Center/NOAA/NWS
(Latest forecasts, warnings , analyses, news,
current reports, satellite images)
American Red Cross/ Disaster Services-Hurricane

Atlantic Tropical Weather Center
FEMA:STORM WATCH/Tropical Storm Watch
Hurricane Hunters Home Page
The Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Facts/Hurricane & related links


Tunami:The WWW Tsunami Information Resources
West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/
The Tsunami Warning System/
International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System
in the Pacific/
Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
Physics of Tsunamis/
Tsunami Hazard Mitigation/

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System
in the Pacific/
Scientific Background on the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami/
Columbia Univ./
Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster: Home
INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI - Great Earthquake and Tsunami
Graphic online video simulation/Cornell News/
US AID/ Earthquake & Tsunami Relief/Indian Ocean
Earthquake and Tsunamis/
West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/
Asian Tsunami Imagery Khaolak, Thailand/Global Security Org.
ICRC/Operation in Asia and the Pacific/

WHO/Health Aspects
The Indian Ocean tsunami crisis: humanitarian dimensions/
ODI Humanitarin Policy Group/
Indian Ocean Tsunami/Wikinews/Updated info & Images



National Center for PTSD
National Institute of Mental Health
Anxiety Disorders Research at the National Institute of
Mental Health
NIMH:Anxiety Disorders(PTSD)
IInternational Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bibliography
American Psychological Association Disaster Resources

Gateway to PTSD Information


Disaster Related International/National Organizations

WHO:Division of Emergency and Humanitarian Action

International Federation of Red Cross( IFRC )

International Committee of the Red Cross

Japan Red Cross

Disaster Medicine, Preparedness and Relief


FEMA Home page,USA
Office of Emergency Preparedness, DHHS, USA
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS,USA)

National Disaster Medical System (NDMS,USA) /
NDMS Official Sit /USA/
DMAT/Disaster Medical Assistance Team, USA

Disasters & Emergencies, DHHS, USA/

CDC/Emergency Preparedness and Response

CDC-Global Health Protection and Security

NCEH/National Center for Environmental Health, USA
/Disaster Epidemiology Research, Emergency Response

Emergency Medical Services Authority, State of Calif. USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA


Disaster-Related Information,IFRC
Emergency Management WWW and Gopher Sites
Emmergency Response & Research Institute

Disaster Center

Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Doctors Without Borders
UNHCR's Information on Refugees

Yahoo's Search Service for Emergency Medicine

American Red Cross Current Disaster News

International Rescue Corps
The American Rescue Team International
The Disaster Preparedness and Emregency Response Association
National Organization for Victim Assistance ( NOVA )
Global Impact
Volunteers in Techinical Assistance( VITA )
NAssociation of Medical Doctors for Asia ( AMDA )

Medical Assistance Program International
Volcano Disaster Assistance Program
Speeding Earthquake Disaster Relief/USGS
International Medical Corps
Disaster Medicine Bibliography
Emergency/Disaster Medicine
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages (Links)

Japanese NGOs/NPOs Directory for International Health
and Medical Cooperation

Guide to NGOs & INGOs

Natural Disaster Reference Database(NASA)

Emergency/Disaster Medicine
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages (Links)

Academic Organizations
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Useful Internet/WWW Hazards Sites

World Disaster News/Links

World Disaster News Map

Harzardous Materials/ Substances

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry,USA (Harzardous Substances,
Emergency Responses, Measuring Health Effects, Waste Sites)

HazDat Database/ATSDR,USA

Hazardous Chemical Database(University of Akron)


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