2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake information

Uptated:AM 9:08 February 2nd 2024(JST)
Regarding the Noto Peninsula Earthquake
We express our sincere condolences to all those suffering the effects of the earthquake centered in the Noto Peninsula region. The main shock occurred at around 16:10 on 1 January 2024 and initial estimates suggest a magnitude of 7.6. Reports show that damage to roads including landslides are hindering provision of aid. Our thoughts are particularly with all those who are passing these cold winter days in their damaged homes or in shelters.

The following is a list of links to relevant information about the earthquake and disaster management. The information provided by the linked websites is mainly in Japanese. We do not provide translations of the information, but we hope that knowledge of where to look will be of assistance to non-Japanese speakers seeking more information on the earthquake and its affects.

Overview of the Earthquake
Announcements from the Japan Meteorological Agency: list of related earthquakes including aftershocks with detailed information at the bottom of the page (JMA information)
  • Time of earthquake: 1 January 2024, 16:10 (Japan Standard Time)
  • Epicenter: Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture (37.5°N, 137.2°E)
  • Hypocenter depth: ~16 km (initial estimate)
  • Magnitude: 7.6 (Mj) (initial estimate)

For information on current earthquake activity please refer to the following link Earthquake Information

For detailed information about the ground movements associated with the numerous related earthquakes please refer to earthquake information or ground movement database.

Information from academic societies and relevant organizations

Seismological Society of Japan

Earthquake Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, Japanese Geotechnical Society Initial information concerning the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake (M7.6) 9 January 2024, 10:00–12:00 Data

Special Website Pages

Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction
Disaster Investigation Committee of the Architectural Institute of Japan
Disaster Response Committee, the Association of Japanese Geographers
Earthquake Damage Assessment Sub-Committee of the Earthquake Engineering Committee, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering

International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University
Society of Geomagnetism and Earth Planetary and Space Sciences
Geological Survey of Japan, AIST
Information provided by the United States Geological Survey in English
USGS (U.S. Geological Survey)

Disaster Dispatch Teams

Japan Society of Disaster Nursing: current activities
Disaster Medical Assistance Team,  Emergency Medical Information System

Announcements etc.

Association for Children’s Environment: Announcement Concerning the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake

Aerial Photographs

Real time Information on Earthquake Damage

Status of Roads

Disaster Management Sections of Regional Government Offices
  • Ishikawa Prefecture: Information Concerning the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake
  • Toyama Prefecture: Information Concerning how the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake has Affected Toyoma Prefecture
  • Niigata Prefecture: Earthquake Information (State of Disaster, Contact Details)

  • Other Prefectures

    HokkaidoTohoku Region[ | Iwate | Miyagi | Akita | Yamagata | Fukushima ]/ Kanto Region[ Tokyo | Kanagawa | Saitama | Chiba | Ibaraki | Tochigi | Gunma | Yamanashi ]/ Shinetsu Region[ Niigata | Nagano ]/ Hokuriku Region[ Toyama | Ishikawa | Fukui ]/ Tokai Region [ Aichi | Gifu | Shizuoka | Mie ]/ Kinki Region[ Osaka | Hyogo | Kyoto | Shiga| | Nar | Wakayama ]/ Chugoku Region[ Tottori | Shimane | Okayama | Hiroshima | Yamaguchi ]/ Shikoku Region[ Tokushima | Kagawa | Ehime | Kochi ]/ Kyushu Region[ Fukuoka | Saga | Nagasaki | Kumamoto | Oita | Miyazaki | Kagoshima ]/ Okinawa

    Advice Concerning Network Connectivity

    • Wi-Fi networks in Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama and Niigata Prefectures that can be accessed free of charge at times of disaster
    • The network ‘00000JAPAN’ can be accessed. The SSID is 00000JAPAN.
    • Please note, there is no encoding or other security provision for this network and users should be careful to limit their use to accessing necessary information and letting others know they are safe.
    • In Ishikawa, Toyama, Fukui and Niigata Prefectures all the outlets for au Style, au Shop, and UQ Spot are offering charging facilities for mobile phones free of charge.

    Online Disaster Message Boards