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An informational catalog, or several catalogs, about Japan.

Natural disasters

A list of recent natural disasters in Japan from March 2005 to March 2007; this gives an idea of the range and severity of geological and weather-related events that affect the country.[1] Nearly 200 people died during this period, and over 3,000 were injured.

Dates Location Disaster type(s) Numbers of people affected and cost
25th March 2007 Wajima Earthquake 1 killed; 218 injured; 2,000 homeless
November 2006 Hokkaido Wind storm; tornado 1 killed; 246 injured
15th - 20th September 2006 Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Chugoku, Ryukyu island chain Wind storm; Typhoon Shanshan 10 killed; 448 injured; 12,000 affected; cost US$2,500,000,000
22nd - 26th July 2006 Kagoshima (Shibisan, Akune), Kumamoto (Minamata) (Kyushu) Flood 8 killed; 4,300 affected
19th - 20th July 2006 Matsumoto, Okaya, Minowamachi (Nagano), Izumo (Shimane), Kyotango (Kyoto), Tateyamamachi (Toyama) Flood 34 killed; 32 injured; 6,200 affected
21st - 24th January 2006 Kanto, Chubu, Tokyo, Yokohama, Ibakaki, Mito Wind storm; winter 1 killed; 246 injured
9th December 2005 - 5th January 2006 Niigata, Iwate, Hiroshima, Tottori Wind storm; winter 100 killed; 1,010 injured; 1,800 affected; cost US$33,000,000
2nd - 4th September 2005 Kyushu, Okinawa, Shikoku, Greater Tokyo Area Wind storm; Typhoon Nabi (Jolina/14W) 32 killed; 140 injured; 270,000 affected; cost US$1,000,000,000
25th - 26th August 2005 Shizuoka Wind storm; Typhoon Mawar 3 killed; 4 injured; 90 affected
28th June 2005 Niigata Flood 900 affected
20th April 2005 Fukuoka, (Kyushu) Earthquake 58 injured; 837 affected
20th March 2005 Fukuoka (Kyushu) Earthquake 1 killed; 735 injured; 2,800 affected

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Footnotes

  1. Source: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database www.em-dat.net - Université Catholique de Louvain - Brussels - Belgium". See also 'EM-DAT Terms of use'.