Strong-motion seismograph network(K-NET)Blank

K-net is a network of strong-motion seismographs installed at approximately 1000 locations nationwide. K-net is capable of recording strong and destructive seismic motions.

Kiban Kyoshin network(KiK-net)Blank

KiK-net is composed of pair of strong-motion seismographs installed at Hi-net observation sites on and under the ground. Seismic data is open to the public.

Japan Seismic Hazard Information StationBlank

Various maps of the National Seismic Hazard Maps for Japan and the downloading of numerical data is available.

500m Mesh Engineering Geomorphologic Classification MapBlank

Database of site amplification factors based on the geomorphological land classifications per 500m mesh of Japan land.

Hosted by Strong-Motion Earthquake Observation CounsilBlank

Annual report and news of earthquakes, for seismic intensities over 5 are available.

General Catalog of Data Collected on the Matsushiro Earthquake SwarmBlank

Materials list at the Matsushiro earthquake center is open to the public.

High-Sensitivity seismograph network(Hi-net)Blank

Hi-net is an observation network composed of high-sensitivity seismographs deployed at approximately 800 locations nationwide. The sensor is installed at the base of the borehole deeper than 100m. Hi-net is capable of detecting seismic motions that are too weak to be felt by people.

Broadband seismograph network(F-net)Blank

F-net is an observation network composed of high-sensitivity seismographs deployed at approximately 70 locations nationwide. f-net is capable of accurately detecting slow ground motions originating from remote seismic sources.

International Seismic NetworkBlank

The seismograph network system over the Asian-Pacific area.

250m Mesh Engineering Geomorphologic Classification Map in Niigata area

Geomorphologic database per 250m mesh and 24 types in Niigata and the neighboring areas.

Earthquake Information in the Kanto-Tokai district, JapanBlank

Data of hypocenters and focal mechanisms from July 1979 to July 2003 are available, which were provided by the former research project "Research Project for the Crustal Activity in The Kanto-Tokai District".




Visualization system for Volcanic ActivityBlank

Downloading the continuous seismogram of the last 60 days of Mt.Fuji, Miyakejima and Izu-Oshima.

Volcanic observation data of Mt. UsuBlank

Temporal change of surface temperature distribution at the Usu volcano,using particular systems, is open to the public.

Volcanic observation data of other mountainsBlank

Temporal change of surface temperature distribution at volcanoes such as Mt. Asama, Mt. Fuji and Mt. Iwate using particular systems is open to the public.

Database on Volcanic Hazard Maps and Reference MaterialBlank

Hazard maps (more than 100 maps) of 37 known active volcanoes disclosed in Japan and reference materials (more than 80 references) are open to the public.

Volcanic observation data of Mt. MiyakeBlank

Temporal change of surface temperature distribution at the Miyake-jima volcano, using particular systems, is open to the public.

Meteorological disasters

The X-band multi-parameter radar (MP-X)Blank

About the principle of Multi-Parameter Radar (MP Radar) and observation results of rainfalls. Please see the landslide disaster prediction support system for real-time observation data.

The Typhoon data base system(NIED-DTD)Blank

Available to look over the situation of disasters and damages caused by the Typhoon after 1951 in Japan.

Common database on disaster prevention and mitigation against storm and flood (CODA PREMIASTOF)

Introducing the situation where damage has occurred, disaster experiences and emergency countermeasures against wind and floods disasters which have taken a toll on human lives in the last 37 years.

Participatory Flood Risk Communication Support System(PAFRICS)

Supporting citizens, NPO and the administration, to learn about flood risks through workshops and seminars, to prepare for flood disasters.

Landslide disasters

Landslide map databaseBlank

Landslide maps digitalized and uploaded on the internet.

Landslide disasters databaseBlank

Database of the 117 major landslides that occured in Japan before 2000, which includes occurrence, location and damage conditions. The aerial pictures of the landslides are available.

Landslide 3D MapBlank

3D landslide maps for 2 regions : Chuuetsu-region and Shizuoka prefecture (basin of Ooi river and Abe river).

The Slope Map of the Major Active Volcanoes in JapanBlank

The slope maps and the red relief image map sample of 60 volcanoes in Japan are open to the public. The aerial pictures and 3D volcano landform pictures of major volcanoes are available.

Snow and ice disasters

Snowpack and related meteorological conditions in this winterBlank

Prompt reports of the snow depth, snow weight, and temperature observed at the stations in the mountainous areas of Japan.


Disaster Information Laboratory (NIED Library)Blank

We are collecting and conveying information related to disasters and disaster prevention.

Natural disaster research reportBlank

Reports related to major disasters.

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