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: Earthquake Information Center
USGS: Latest Earthquakes/World
USGS: Latest Earthquakes/USA
Advanced National Seismic System/USGS

The New World-Wide Earthquake Locator

(Current earthquake maps by region)
Global Earthquake Response Center
Pacific Northwest Earthquake Information/
Latest earthquake
Surfing the Internet for Earthquake Data/Data Source Links
Earthquake News

(Worldwide earthquake resource links !!!)
Current Seismicity Lists Worldwide
World-Wide Earthquake Locator, Univ. Edinburgh
Earthquake Information with Map
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

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

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

Aftermath of the Kobe Earthquake/Highway Damages
Kobe Japan Earthquake/Geological and structural engineering
effects of the Kobe earthquake
Kobe Earthquake/Geoscience and Geotechnical Aspects

Disaster of Kobe City/Kobe City

The Great Hanshin Earthquake Disaster/Preliminary Report


Special Program for the Hanshin Earthquake
Hanshin Earthquake-First Broadcasting after the Quake
Hanshin Earthquake-Damages in the Cyuo Ward of Kobe City
Seconds From Disaster/Kobe Earthquake/English


Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Photo Database/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. or Tokyo
2008 Sichuan earthquake/Wikipedia
2008 Sichuan earthquake

Haiti Earthquake 2010

USGS:National Earthquake Information Center
Earthquake Summary Posters/USGS
Seismic interpretation of the Haiti earthquake/ British Geological Survey
Haiti Earthquake Clearinghouse/EERI Haiti Earthquake Clearinghouse
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
Haiti Earthquake Response/americanhumane.org

Haiti Earthquake/CNN
Haiti Earthquake/ABC News
Haiti Earthquake/WHO.tv.com

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

USGS/Quake Map
2011 Christchurch earthquake
Why this Christchurch earthquake was deadly
Christchurch earthquake: what is behind the quake?
Christchurch earthquake, 22/2/2011
Scoop Coverage: Christchurch Earthquake
Google Person Finder: Christchurch Earthquake
Pictures and Video of Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

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

USGS/Top page
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

Rolling Blackouts in Tokyo/TEPCO

Current report/Daily Yomiuri Online
Current report/Japan Times
Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake news/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
Tunami in Miyako City

Fukushima Nuclear Accident

(C)Air Photo Service

Do not visit Fukushima Prefecture!
Even in Fukushima City, capital of the prefecture, it has
higher radiation level. For school kids' health reason,
they are removing the radiation contaminated muds on the school
ground and prohibiting to use the school pool.

As for the safety of foods, the number of radiation measurement
spots is too small. Hotspots can not be detected.
Thus the radiation contaminated foods are found after the shipment.

Summary of the Accidents:

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster/Wikipedia

Current Status of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Stations/TEPCO

Status of Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Stations
after Great East Japan Earthquake/TEPCO

Status of Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Stations after Great East Japan Earthquake
Roadmap towards Restoration from the Accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Radiation dose measured around the nuclear power stations
Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station
Press release
Summary of each power stations

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

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 and Industrial Safety Agency / METI, Japan
Conutermeasures fpr the Quake/ Prime Minister's Office, Japan

Press Release/ Tokyo Electric Power Company
Photo for Press/ 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

Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency/METI
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

Nuclear power plant/radiation news/Japan Times
Raising the accident's severity level to 7, the worst on international scale/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 Update | Tracking Japan's nuclear crisis
Japan Nuclear Reactor Disaster/with videos
45 New Photos Of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

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


Visualization of latest radioactivity levels in Japan/by Prefecture

Graph 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:

Portal Site on Official Radiation Level Data/Monitoring Information of Environmental Radioactivity level
/ Ministry of Education, Japan

Reading of environmental radioactivity level (English version)/ Ministry of Education, Japan

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

Daily Yomiuri Online
Mainichi Daily 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

Current Eruptions inJapan/Tokyo University, Volcano Research Center

Volcano Disaster Assistance Program


Tornado and Storm/Hurricane
STORM REPORT/NOAA Storm Prediction Center
Tornado and Storm Research Organization
United States Tornado Warning
Tornado Project Online
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 Pacifi
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.
Scientific Background on the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami/
Tsumani in Indian Ocean/ Tsunami Travel Time with Pictures
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)
Internet Mental Health:PTSD
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Bibliography
American Psychological Association Disaster Response
Trauma AID Project
Trauma Programs/American College of Surgeons

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
Disasters & Emergencies, DHHS, USA
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS,USA)/ NDMS Official Site

DMAT/Disaster Medical Assistance Team, USA
CDC/Emergency Preparedness and Response
CDC-International Emergency & Refugee Health,USA
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

International Assistance
Disaster-Related Information,IFRC
Emergency Preparedness Information Exchange
( EPIX/Canada )
World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

Emergency Management WWW and Gopher Sites
Emmergency Response & Research Institute
Internet Disaster Information Center
Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado
Adpc Aian Disaster Preparedness Center
Emergency Medical Services Authority,State of

UNHCR's Information on Refugees

Yahoo's Search Service for Emergency Medicine

American Red Cross Current Disaster News
EmergencyNet News Services

Doctors Without Borders
Action Without Borders
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 )
Association of Medical Doctors for Asia ( AMDA )
Medical Assistance Program International
Volcano Disaster Assistance Program
Speeding Earthquake Disaster Relief/USGS
International Medical Corps

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
CBS NEWS Disaster Links
Disaster Links

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)

American Center of Poison Control Centers


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