Event Report

Base data

Event code EW-TRP/01759/JPN
Main category Extreme Weather
Sub category tropical storm
Event date (UTC) Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:17:29 +0000
Last update (UTC) Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:17:29 +0000


Continent Asia
Country Japan
Administration area MultiPrefctures
Exact location Island of Kyushu
Open Location Code: 8Q4GMPPP+25
Size of affected area Multi-states event
Additional events Critical Infrastructure Disruption - power supply Critical Infrastructure Disruption - transport system

Common Alerting Protocol Information

Urgency Past
Certainty Observed
Severity Extreme
Category Met

Event details

At least 18 people have been injured on Japan's southwestern main island of Kyushu as powerful Typhoon Maysak passed near the region before moving to the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, local authorities said. Another typhoon, Haishen, is expected to develop into a very powerful storm and reach waters near the Amami island chain in the country's southwest on Sunday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. As Typhoon Maysak moved north over the Sea of Japan, sucking warm air from the East China Sea and likely causing warm dry winds to blow down mountains, the mercury soared to 40.2 C in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, with temperatures topping 40 C for the first time in September in Japan, according to the agency. More than 80,000 homes in Kyushu, mainly in Nagasaki Prefecture, experienced temporary blackouts, Kyushu Electric Power Co. said. Shinkansen bullet train services were temporarily suspended between Hiroshima and Hakata stations from the first service of the day as a precaution and some domestic flights were canceled. Of those injured in northern Kyushu, a man in his 60s fell from the roof of his house as he tried to spread a sheet on it, and a woman in her 70s hit her head against a shutter after being blown over by the wind in Fukuoka Prefecture. A man in his 80s fell and broke his left leg in Saga Prefecture, while a woman in her 30s and her 2-year-old daughter suffered cuts from broken pieces of window glass after a roof blown off by winds hit their home in Nagasaki Prefecture. As Typhoon Maysak made landfall at Busan, South Korea, in the early hours of Thursday, a woman in her 60s died and around 120,000 households suffered temporary power failures, local media reported. In an online meeting with government officials, Ryota Takeda, minister for disaster management, urged people to brace for the approaching typhoon, calling on them to remain alert and not to go out.

Situation update


Number of dead: 0 person(s)
Number of injured: 18 person(s)
Number of Affected: 80000 person(s)
Number of Rescued/evacuated: 0 person(s)
Number of Missing: 0 person(s)
Number of Infected: 0 person(s)

Event Specific Details

[Extreme Weather - tropical storm]

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Risk Analisys

Nearest marine ports Misumi Ko (26.89 km), Yatsushiro (27.97 km), Miike (45.97 km)
Nearest airports Kumamoto Airport (20.28 km)
Nearest nuclear power plant There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.

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