Earthquake & Tsunami Drill to Take Place at KIX
Kansai Airports today announced that it will carry out an earthquake and tsunami drill at Kansai International Airport (KIX) on November 11, 2022.
The drill, covering the entire airport islands, simulates a scenario in which a Nankai Trough mega-quake with magnitude 9.0 occurs, triggering a major tsunami warning for Osaka Prefecture. Through practices such as initial response to the earthquake and evacuation of the terminal buildings, the drill aims at enhancing disaster preparedness among airport workers and building a shared understanding of actions to be taken in the event of an earthquake and tsunami. Kansai Airports will continue to strive for securing a safe traveling environment for all airport guests.
Date & Time: Friday, November 11, 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Terminals 1 & 2, train station concourse, Aero Plaza, International &
Domestic Cargo Areas
Participants: 149 companies and organizations
Scenario Earthquake: An earthquake hits off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture during the daytime of a weekday (magnitude 9.0, Japanese seismic intensity 6-upper).
Tsunami: Following a major tsunami warning issued for Osaka Prefecture by the Japan Meteorological Agency, a tsunami of 2.6 meters strikes KIX 81 minutes after the earthquake.
- Information sharing
- Shakeout exercise
- Evacuation guidance
- Response to stranded people
- Verify new evacuation routes and guidance procedures from new domestic area and construction area
- Verify that evacuation signs and guidance procedures function properly in the new area
- Disseminate the new route to drill participants
- Confirm points to be improved regarding response using Digital Emergency Information Card
- Practical training on improved new functions
- Develop and familiarize with crisis management system
- Familiarize with the information gathering and dissemination system