Sabtu, 12 Maret 2011

Great Quake, Many Large Companies in Japan Stop Operations

The quake centered in the east of Honshu, Japan, have caused damage to buildings in the country's cherry. No exception offices and factories leading companies.
Reuters on Friday (03/11/2011), inventory levels of damage to the companies. Here are the details:

Bridgestone Corp.
No major damage throughout the plant

Canon Inc.
No damage or casualties in the factory.

Citigroup Japan Holdings
No damage-office trading, back to normal after the quake. All employees in the Tokyo head office safe. There has been no confirmation of the employees working in branch offices outside of Tokyo. Do not have an office in Sendai, the region's worst earthquake and tsunami.

Cosmo Oil Co.
Large-Fire at oil refinery, near the LPG tank in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo. All operational activities stopped.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
Subaru-maker cars and planes. Got the aircraft and automobile manufacturers in the prefecture Tochigo. The company could not be reached for comment.

Fujitsu Ltd.
Some of the damaged facilities, but not serious. There were no fatalities.

Honda Motor Co.
Worker killed 42-year-old man at the center of the Honda R & D facility in Tochigi prefecture are crushed to a collapsed roof. In several other facilities in Tochigi, injured workers in their 30s hit the roof and walls collapsed.

Production in Sayama, Tochigi, Hamamatsu stopped.
Factory in Suzuka was closed but was operated again.

JFE Steel
Fires have been reported in iron processing plant in Chiba prefecture. But the company said there was no damage to the market in iron processing.

JSR (maker of synthetic rubber)
Factory in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture, there was no damage but stopped production.

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co.
Stop production at the zinc processing, in Aomori prefecture.

Nippon Paper Group
Factory in Miyagi and Fukushima stop production. The level of damage is unknown.

Nissan Motor Co.
Production in 4-car assembly line is stopped, including those located in Tochigi and Fukushima prefecture. Small fire was visible in two places. Two people lightly wounded in Tochigi.

Panasonic Corp.
Two-producing plant in Fukushima audio goods and digital cameras, one in Miyagi makes the camera lens.

Sony Corp.
Six factories (one in Fukushima, two in Miyagi), discontinued operations and all employees were evacuated. Miyagi factory floor in which to make the chemicals under water and 1,000 workers to evacuate on the 2nd floor.

Sumitomo Metal Industries
Stop all operations at its two plants, Ibaraki prefecture. There are no reports of casualties or injuries.

Tohoku Electric Power Co.
Smoke came out dai-turbine hall at reactor number 1 Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture.There was no sign of radioactive leaks.

Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi automatic automatically cease to operate. Reactor cooling system also does not work, but not causing radioactive leaks.

Tokyo Gas Co.
Stopping the gas supply to more than 35 thousand customers in the Kanto area, Japan, the eastern part.

Toyota Motor Corp.
Subsidiary Central Motor Co.: Miyagi prefecture, near Sendai. Began production in January 2011, making the Yaris sedan. Capacity: 120,000 units per year.
Kanto Auto Works subsidiary: in Iwate prefecture. Creating a compact car like sedan Belta, Auris, Blade, etc.
A joint venture by Panasonic Corporation. Earth Prime EV Energy, in Miyagi prefecture. make the battery and hybrid cars. Production was delayed.
Factory making auto parts. Production stopped, no one was hurt.

This is the area that was hit by the Tsunami Japanese

Japan's Meteorological and Geophysics Agency estimates 17 areas hit by tsunamis as high as three meters. The 17 areas are:

1. Iwate
2. Miyagi
3. Fukushima
4. Hokkaido Beaches
5. Pacific Coast Aomori
6. Ibaraki
7. Kujukuri region and Sotobo, Chiba
8. Island of Izu Islands
9. Eastern Hokkaido coast
10. Beaches west Hokkaido
11. Sea of Japan, Aomori
12. UCHIBO region, Chiba
13. Ogaswara Island
14. Sagami Bay and the Miura Peninsula
15. Shizuoka
16. Wakayama
17. Tokushima

Japan region hit by the tsunami which is estimated to 2 meters
1. Pacific Coast sea Aichi Aichi
2. Southern Noodle
3. Kochi Beach
4. Coast Miyazaki
5. Tanegashima and Yakushima region
6. Amami and Tokara Islands
7. Southern coast of Japan in Hokkaido
8. Mutsu Bay
9. Tokoyo Bay
10. Ise and Mikawa Bay
11. South side of Awaji Island
12. Beach Bungo Strait, Ehime
13. Setonaikai Beach, Oita
14. Beach Bungo Strait, Oita
15. Eastern Kagoshima
16. Western Kagoshima
17. Okinawa Islands
18. Daitojima Region
19. Miyakojima and Yaeyama Area

Tsunami Hit Japan

Japan hit by 8.8 Richter magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast Friday, which triggered a tsunami as high as 4 meters. The tsunami waves that washed away cars and tearing buildings along the coast near the epicenter.

At various locations along the Japanese coast, flooding television show, with dozens of cars, boats and even buildings are carried by water. A large ship was swept by tsunami waves crashing directly into the breaker in the city of Miyagi Prefecture Kesennuma, according to footage on NHK.

Officials try to assess the damage caused by the earthquake but has no immediate details. The quake which struck at 02:46 was followed by a series of aftershocks, including one 7.4 magnitude earthquake about 30 minutes later. U.S. Geological Survey to update the strength of the first earthquake of magnitude 8.8 SR. Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific coast of Japan.

NHK warned people near the coast to go to a safer location. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said the tsunami warning applies to Japan, Russia, Northern Marianas Islands, and Marcus. Tsunami warning has been issued for Guam, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia and the U.S. state of Hawaii. The quake struck at a depth of six miles (10 kilometers), about 80 miles (125 kilometers) off the east coast, the agency said. This area is 240 miles (380 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo.

In downtown Tokyo, large buildings shook hard and the workers ran into the street to look for survivors. Television footage showed a large building fire in Tokyo's Odaiba district. In central Tokyo, trains stopped and the passengers walked along the tracks. NHK recording from their offices, Sendai, showed the employee who tripped and the books and papers littered the table. Several earthquakes have hit the same area in recent days, including one measuring 7.3 magnitude on Wednesday.

Thirty minutes after the quake, tall buildings are still swayed in Tokyo and mobile phone networks do not work. Japan Coast Guard has established a task force and officials are preparing an emergency contingency plan, Coast Guard officials said Yosuke Oi.