Quick Quake Briefing: Japan M7.5 Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 1 January 2024 Part 2: Buildings and Lifeline Damage

Thursday, April 25, 2024
03:00-04:30 PM Pacific Time

Japan QQB Part 2 webinarThe EERI Northern California Regional Chapter is hosting a FREE webinar on the earthquake that struck the west coast of Japan. The earthquake caused extensive damage to buildings. The earthquake struck on the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture.  The Japanese government estimated the total cost of damage at 18 billion dollars.  Most of the cost was attributed to damaged homes, roads, ports and other infrastructure. The Part 2 QQB deals with the damage to buildings and lifeline systems. At least 96,000 structures, including 74,000 houses, 190 public buildings and 22,000 of unspecified use, were damaged across Ishikawa Prefecture. Included were 24,000 which were partially or completely destroyed. At least 36,000 households and 19 medical facilities lost power following the earthquake and more than 110,000 households were left without water immediately after the quake.


  • Dr. Masahiro Kurata of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University. He will present on observed building damage caused by the earthquake.
  • Dr. Yusuke Ono of the Department of Civil Engineering, Tottori University. He will present on observed damage to lifeline systems.
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