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Green Earthquake alert in Japan on 14/03/2012 10:49 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

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National › Manga artist back in the frame after Japan disasters
Sun, 18 Mar 2012 09:11:00 +0100   japantoday (en)

The graphic scenes of real life destruction wreaked by last year's tsunami left manga artist Jiro Taniguchi wondering what the point of his art form was. The 64-year-old was sitting at his desk on March 11 last year when Japan was changed forever by the huge earthquake and the enormous…

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Japan: Singapore Red Cross delivers S$28m of relief and rebuilding projects in Tohoku Region, Japan
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:24:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

Source: Singapore Red Cross Country: Japan Singapore, 17 March 2012 - One year after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has to date, delivered S$28 million worth of relief and rebuilding projects from donations raised through its public appeal. This is 80 percent of the S$35 million raised.

People and organisations: Iwate Prefecture  Red Cross 

Oe, other Japanese writers featured at Paris Book Fair
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:57:00 +0100   japantimes (en)

The Paris Book Fair, the largest in France, opened Friday at an expo center in the capital with a variety of programs featuring 20 authors from Japan , including Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe. The book fair, known locally as Salon du livre de Paris, is marking its 32nd year. Japan was selected as this year's special guest country.

People and organisations: Haruki Murakami 

Manga artist back in the frame after Japan disasters
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:21:00 +0100   france24-en (en)

The graphic scenes of real life destruction wreaked by last year's tsunami left manga artist Jiro Taniguchi wondering what the point of his art form was. The 64-year-old was sitting at his desk on March 11 last year when Japan was changed forever by the huge earthquake and the enormous tsunami it sent hurtling into the coast.

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Japan Oil and Gas Report Q4 2011 - new market research report published
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:14:00 +0100   pr-inside (en)

(PR-inside.com) The latest Japan Oil & Gas Report forecasts that the country will account for 13.61% of Asia Pacific regional oil demand by 2015. Regional oil use of 26.07mn barrels per day (b/d) in 2010 is forecast to rise to around 30.22mn b/d by 2015. Regional oil production was around 7.92mn b/d 2010.

People and organisations: OPEC  Naoto Kan 

Japan using overseas food aid to help dispel contamination fears
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:03:00 +0100   kyodonews (en)

TOKYO - Japan and the U.N. World Food Program exchanged notes Friday on using certified-safe food products f...

People and organisations: Fukushima Daiichi  World Food Program  World Food Program 

Japan atomic regulator blocked crisis plan revamp: documents
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:56:00 +0100   thetimes-za (en)

Japan ’s nuclear regulator may have contributed to last year’s nuclear disaster by rejecting global standards for disaster response out of fear doing so would undermine public trust, Trade Minister Yukio Edano says.

People and organisations: American Electric Power Co  Tokyo Electric Power  Tokyo Electric Power  Tokyo Electric Power 

Rwanda: Japanese Envoy Honours Quake Victims
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:43:00 +0100   allafrica (en)

[New Times] The Japan ese Embassy in Rwanda, Wednesday evening honoured victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck the country's northeast coast with a minute's silence. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake unleashed a tsunami leaving 15,848 dead and 3,305 missing.

People and organisations: Marcel Gatsinzi  Charles Murigande 

Japan: Verschärfte Atom-Vorschriften 2006 abgelehnt
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:34:00 +0100   diepresse (de)

Die Vorschriften zu Sicherheitsradien um havarierte Reaktoren wurden nicht an internationale Standards angepasst. Evakuierungen hätten dadurch weniger chaotisch ablaufen können, sagen Experten.

People and organisations: Fukushima Daiichi 

Brisante Emails zu Atomsicherheit kommen in Japan ans Licht
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:22:00 +0100   cash (de)

Die japanische Behörde für Atom- und Industriesicherheit hat Berichten zufolge schon vor Jahren Plänen einer Regierungskommission für verschärfte Sicherheitsanforderungen bei Atomunfällen eine Absage erteilt.

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Japan hat wohl IAEA-Empfehlungen missachtet
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:40:00 +0100   suedostschweiz (de)

Die japanische Behörde für Atom- und Industriesicherheit hat Berichten zufolge schon vor Jahren Plänen einer Regierungskommission für verschärfte Sicherheitsanforderungen bei Atomunfällen eine Absage erteilt.

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Japan: Japan hat wohl IAEA-Empfehlungen missachtet
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:38:00 +0100   blick (de)

Die japanische Behörde für Atom- und Industriesicherheit hat Berichten zufolge schon vor Jahren Plänen einer Regierungskommission für verschärfte Sicherheitsanforderungen bei Atomunfällen eine Absage erteilt.

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Brisante Emails zu Atomsicherheit kommen in Japan ans Licht
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:32:00 +0100   sonntagszeitung (de)

Die japanische Behörde für Atom- und Industriesicherheit hat Berichten zufolge schon vor Jahren Plänen einer Regierungskommission für verschärfte Sicherheitsanforderungen bei Atomunfällen eine Absage erteilt. Wie die japanische Nachrichtenagentur Kyodo am Freitag unter Berufung auf E-Mails der....

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Brisante Emails zu Atomsicherheit kommen in Japan ans Licht
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:18:00 +0100   vaterland (de)

Die japanische Behörde für Atom- und Industriesicherheit hat Berichten zufolge schon vor Jahren Plänen einer Regierungskommission für verschärfte Sicherheitsanforderungen bei Atomunfällen eine Absage erteilt.

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Japan thanks Belarus for quake support
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:11:00 +0100   Belta_en (en)

MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – Japan is grateful to Belarus and the Belarusian people for the support following one of the country’s worst-ever earthquakes, Charge d’affaires of Japan in Belarus Shigehiro Mimori said in a meeting in the House of Friendship marking the first anniversary of the devastating....

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Japan: Earthquake & Tsunami One Year Commemoration
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:04:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

Source: Hong Kong Red Cross Country: Japan "Showing remarkable stoicism and bravery in the recovery,” said President of the Japanese Red Cross and International Red Cross giving praise to those who been through the triple disasters happened one year ago.

People and organisations: Red Crescent  Red Cross 

Japan: Red Cross event at the temporary homes provides smiles on suvivors' faces
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:04:00 +0100   reliefWeb (en)

Source: Japan ese Red Cross Society Country: Japan Rebuilding Japan’s devastated north-eastern coastline has presented urban planners, municipal authorities and local townsfolk with a range of dilemmas which are taking time to reach consensus around. Over 300,000 people have been displaced from their....

People and organisations: Red Cross 

CALIFORNIA: US town learns from Japan tsunami
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:35:00 +0100   asianewsnet (en)

After the Great East Earthquake hit on March 11 last year, a tsunami reached the western coast of the United States, causing serious damage to the coastal area of Crescent City in northern California. Although the city's destroyed harbour facilities have been almost completely restored, residents are now more aware about and the threats they pose.

People and organisations: Richard Young 

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 02:42:00 +0100   asahi (en)

A stone wall of a private house in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, after an earthquake March 14 that registered upper 5 on the Japan ese seismic intensity scale of 7 (Yoichi Shiraishi) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit east of Tokyo on March 14 but no tsunami warning was issued and....

People and organisations: Meteorological Agency  Chiba Prefecture 

Japan's contradictory military might
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:59:00 +0100   bbc (en)

Within a week of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of north-east Japan , more than 100,000 Japanese servicemen and women were involved in rescue efforts on the ground. The government says they saved 19,286 lives - almost as many as those who have died or are still missing following the disaster.

People and organisations: Cold War  Warwick University  Christopher Hughes  World War 

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.