Earthquake & Tsunami Situation Report 22 April 2011

Situation Report
Originally published


This report is produced by the Japan Platform, in corporation with the Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC). It covers the period from 16 – 22 April 2011. The next situation report will cover the period between 23 April and 6 May.

  1. Highlights / Key Priorities
  • The death toll from the 11 March earthquake/tsunami and aftershocks has exceeded 14,000.

  • The first comprehensive assessment by the Government shows that the living conditions in the evacuation centres along the coastal lines are worse than the other centres, and health, sanitation and privacy are the main concerns.

  • 92% of deaths were due to drowning and 65% of the dead were over 60 years old, according to the National Policy Agency.

  • The total size of wetted surface by the 11 March disaster in the six Prefectures on the Pacific coast (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Chiba) was 561 square kilometres, which is almost equal to the size of Tokyo’s 23 wards.

  • A no-entry zone has been imposed for the area within 20 kilometres of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant covering 9 municipalities on 22 April.