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06 July 2020

Flood in Japan

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Type of Event:Floods
Location of Event:Japan
Date of Charter Activation:2020-07-06
Time of Charter Activation:20:00
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC
Activation ID:657
Project Management:Yamaguchi University

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides on the Island oy Kyushu, Japan. At least 16 people are reported to have been killed and 12 reported missing.

The prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima have been worst hit, with rivers breaking their banks and washing away homes, bridges, cars and trees.

Local authorities evacuated 200,000 people from their homes and deployed 10,000 soldiers to assist in relief efforts.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said such rainfall had never been seen before in the region. The rains are forecast to ease in the coming hours and days.

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Possible flooded areas, Kyushu Region, Japan

Source: Saocom-1A
Acquired: 07/07/2020

Copyright: © CONAE (2020)
Map produced by Chiba University

Comparison of the flooded areas, Kyushu Region, Japan

Source: Saocom-1A
Acquired: 09/07/2020

Copyright: © CONAE (2020)
Map produced by Chiba University

Possible landslides and damaged bridge in Amase Town, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 07/07/2020

Copyright: © JAXA 2020
Map produced by Chiba University

Flooded area at Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 04/07/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by Chiba University

Estimated inundated areas in Kumamoto, Japan

Source: Sentinel-1 / Sentinel-2
Acquired: Sentinel-1: 04/07/2020
Sentinel-2: 22/06/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by University of Tabriz

Preliminary flood mapping in Kumamoto, Japan

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 04/07/2020

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA
Map produced by RIKEN

Damaged infrastructure detection in Kumamoto, Japan

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 06/07/2020

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA
Map produced by Yamaguchi University

Destroyed bridges on Kumagawa River in Sakamaoto - Cho, Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 04/07/2020

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020)
Map produced by Chiba University

Estimated flood depth in Kumamoto, Japan

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 04/07/2020

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA (2020) All rights reserved
Map produced by Yamaguchi University

Estimated flood depth in Kumamoto, Japan

Source: ALOS-2
Acquired: 04/07/2020

Copyright: ALOS-2 © JAXA (2020) All rights reserved
Map produced by Yamaguchi University

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