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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for VONGFONG-14
in Japanfrom 03 Oct 2014 12:00 UTC to 13 Oct 2014 12:00 UTC
Automatic impact report for tropical cyclone VONGFONG-14
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Current Green alert for wind impact in Japan as of 13 Oct 2014 12:00:00 UTC

This tropical cyclone is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Current storm status

This report is for advisory number 46 of tropical cyclone VONGFONG-14 issued at 14 Oct 2014 00:00 UTC (GDACS Event ID 1000102, Latest episode ID: 46, inserted at 13 Oct 2014 14:41 UTC ).

Current impact estimate:

  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 1.2 million
  • Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 286 km/h)
  • Vulnerability of affected countries: Low

Impact of Extreme Wind

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Cloud map
Cloud map. Track and wind-buffer map. Green area: Area that can be affected by winds of more than 64 km/h (Tropical Storm strength). Orange area: Same, for winds of more than 92 km/h. Red area: Same, for winds above 120 km/h (Hurricane or Typhoon strength) (Source: JRC)
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast
Cloud Map Zoomed on last forecast. The zoomed map on the last track. (Source: JRC)

Affected population

Up to 1.2 million people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, 36000 people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

Affected country

Affected provinces

Country Region Province Population
Japan Okinawa 1.2 million people

Affected Populated Places (first 20 records)

Name Region Province Country City class Population
Naha Okinawa Japan City 290000 people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Yoron RNJ 16 Civ. Paved Yes 3900
Ie Jima IEJ 75 Civ. Paved No 4900
Kadena AB DNA 45 Mil. Paved Yes 12100
Futenma Mcas 75 Mil. Paved Yes 9000
Naha OKA 5 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Rota I International ROP 185 Civ. Paved Yes 6000
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country
Heianza JPHEI Japan
Kin Wan JPKIN Japan
Naha JPNAH Japan
Nishihara JPNHR Japan
Rota Northern Mariana Islands
Nakagusuku Wan Japan
Oku Japan
Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Kannako Kanna Kannafukujigawa 1993
Okukubi Okukubigawa 2001
Zukeyama Kurashiki Yonabarugawa 1995

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Event time line

The storm evolution is shown in the table below. Alert levels and population estimates are related to the area from a point to the next.

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
1
green
10/2/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical depression 56 km/h (35 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 7.8, 160.5
2
green
10/3/2014 Tropical storm 64 km/h (40 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 8, 159.5
3
green
10/3/2014 6:00:00 AM Tropical storm 64 km/h (40 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 8.3, 158.5
4
green
10/3/2014 12:00:00 PM Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 8.8, 157.5
5
green
10/3/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 84 km/h (52 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 9.1, 156.3
6
green
10/4/2014 Tropical storm 101 km/h (63 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 9.7, 155.1
7
green
10/4/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 1 121 km/h (75 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 10.4, 153.9
8
green
10/4/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 1 121 km/h (75 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 11.3, 153
9
green
10/4/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 1 121 km/h (75 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 11.9, 151.6
10
green
10/5/2014 Category 1 130 km/h (81 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 12.6, 149.9
11
green
10/5/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 2 167 km/h (104 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 13.4, 147.9
12
green
10/5/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 2 167 km/h (104 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 13.8, 146.7
13
green
10/5/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 2 167 km/h (104 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 14.4, 145.1
14
green
10/6/2014 Category 1 148 km/h (92 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 15, 143.3
15
green
10/6/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 2 167 km/h (104 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 15.9, 141.7
16
green
10/6/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 2 167 km/h (104 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 16.6, 139.6
17
green
10/6/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 2 167 km/h (104 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 16.7, 138
18
green
10/7/2014 Category 3 185 km/h (115 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 17, 136.5
19
green
10/7/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 4 222 km/h (138 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 17.3, 135.2
20
green
10/7/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 4 249 km/h (155 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 17.4, 134.1
21
green
10/7/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 5 286 km/h (177 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 17.6, 133.2
22
green
Category 5 286 km/h (177 mph) 352 km/h (218 mph) no people 17.9, 132.2
23
green
10/8/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 5 269 km/h (166 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 18.1, 131.5
24
green
10/8/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 5 269 km/h (166 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 18.5, 130.9
25
green
10/8/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 5 269 km/h (166 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 18.8, 130.4
26
green
10/9/2014 Category 5 269 km/h (166 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 19.1, 130
27
green
10/9/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 4 249 km/h (155 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 19.7, 129.8
28
green
10/9/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 4 241 km/h (150 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 20.3, 129.5
29
green
10/9/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 4 241 km/h (150 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 20.8, 129.4
30
green
10/10/2014 Category 4 232 km/h (144 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 21.5, 129.4
31
green
10/10/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 4 222 km/h (138 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 22.3, 129.3
32
green
10/10/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 4 212 km/h (132 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 23.1, 129.3
33
green
10/10/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 3 204 km/h (127 mph) km/h ( mph) 55000 people 23.8, 128.9
34
green
10/11/2014 Category 3 185 km/h (115 mph) km/h ( mph) 1600 people 24.4, 128.8
35
green
10/11/2014 6:00:00 AM Category 2 158 km/h (98 mph) km/h ( mph) 1.2 million people 25.2, 128.6
36
green
10/11/2014 12:00:00 PM Category 1 138 km/h (86 mph) km/h ( mph) 1.2 million people 26.1, 128.3
37
green
10/11/2014 6:00:00 PM Category 1 121 km/h (75 mph) km/h ( mph) 260000 people 27, 128
38
green
10/12/2014 Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 27.8, 127.6
39
green
10/12/2014 6:00:00 AM Tropical storm 111 km/h (69 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 28.9, 127.1
40
green
10/12/2014 12:00:00 PM Tropical storm 101 km/h (63 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 29.7, 127.6
41
green
10/12/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 101 km/h (63 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 30.6, 128.5
42
green
10/13/2014 Tropical storm 93 km/h (58 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 31.5, 130.4
43
green
10/13/2014 6:00:00 AM Tropical storm 84 km/h (52 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 33, 132.7
44
green
10/13/2014 12:00:00 PM Tropical storm 74 km/h (46 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 34.5, 135.4
45
green
10/13/2014 6:00:00 PM Tropical storm 64 km/h (40 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 36.5, 139.1
46
green
10/14/2014 Tropical storm 64 km/h (40 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 39.1, 142.9
46
green
10/14/2014 12:00:00 PM Tropical depression 56 km/h (35 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 43.3, 149.6
46
green
10/15/2014 Tropical depression 56 km/h (35 mph) km/h ( mph) no people 47.5, 157.4

Previous advisories

For accessing reports of previous advisories, please click on the advisory number in the table below.

IDAlert ColorDate (UTC)CategoryMaximum sustained
wind speed (km/h)
Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Affected countries
1 02 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 2 167 No people affected Northern Mariana Islands
2 03 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 2 167 No people affected Northern Mariana Islands
3 03 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 3 195 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
4 03 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 3 195 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
5 03 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 3 204 4 thousand Northern Mariana Islands
6 04 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 4 212 10 thousand Northern Mariana Islands
7 04 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 4 232 10 thousand Guam
8 04 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 4 232 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
9 04 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 4 232 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
10 05 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 4 232 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
11 05 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 4 241 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
12 05 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 4 241 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
13 05 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 4 241 No people affected Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
14 06 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 4 232 No people affected  
15 06 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 4 241 No people affected  
16 06 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 4 241 No people affected  
17 06 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 4 241 No people affected  
18 07 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 4 241 No people affected  
19 07 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 4 249 No people affected Japan
20 07 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 5 259 70 thousand Japan
21 07 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 5 306 30 thousand Japan
23 08 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 5 278 1 million Japan
24 08 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 5 278 1.3 million Japan
25 08 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 5 278 9.7 million Japan
26 09 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 5 269 22.6 million Japan
27 09 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 4 249 20.1 million Japan
28 09 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 4 241 12.9 million Japan
29 09 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 4 241 18 million Japan
30 10 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 4 232 23 million Japan
31 10 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 4 222 8.4 million Japan
32 10 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 4 212 3.8 million Japan
33 10 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 3 204 23.5 million Japan
34 11 Oct 2014 00:00 Category 3 185 30.1 million Japan
35 11 Oct 2014 06:00 Category 2 158 3.6 million Japan
36 11 Oct 2014 12:00 Category 1 138 1.3 million Japan
37 11 Oct 2014 18:00 Category 1 121 1.3 million Japan
38 12 Oct 2014 00:00 Tropical storm 111 1.3 million Japan
39 12 Oct 2014 06:00 Tropical storm 111 1.3 million Japan
40 12 Oct 2014 12:00 Tropical storm 101 1.3 million Japan
41 12 Oct 2014 18:00 Tropical storm 101 1.3 million Japan
42 13 Oct 2014 00:00 Tropical storm 93 1.3 million Japan
43 13 Oct 2014 06:00 Tropical storm 84 1.3 million Japan
44 13 Oct 2014 12:00 Tropical storm 74 1.3 million  
45 13 Oct 2014 18:00 Tropical storm 64 1.3 million  
46 14 Oct 2014 00:00 Tropical storm 64 1.3 million  

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Data resources

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About the data

JRC set up an automatic routine that includes the Tropical Cyclone (TC) bulletins produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) into a single database, covering all TC basins.

JRC calculates areas affected by high winds (wind buffers at 39, 58 and 74mph). This is done using the maximum reported wind radius (maximum of 4 quadrants) or, in case no wind radii are provided, through a regression analysis based on historical data. JRC also calculates the area affected by storm surge using HyFlux2 (hydrodynamic software).

Sources for data on critical infrastructure are: JRC NUMAS database (nuclear plants), ESRI (hydro dams, 1996), Global Discovery (airports, ports and cities).

Population data is from LandScan 2014.

Disclaimer

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