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Earthquake & Tsunami Drill to Take Place at KIX

  • 2023-8-23

Kansai Airports today announce that it will carry out an earthquake and tsunami drill at Kansai International Airport (KIX) on September 1, 2023. 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.

 

This drill will be conducted in conjunction with the Osaka 8.8 million drill. 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.

 

Drill outline

Date & Time: Friday, September 1, 2023 from 13:30 to 15:00

Location: Terminals 1 & 2, train station concourse, Aero Plaza, International & Domestic Cargo Areas
Participants:136 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.

 

Program

1. Information sharing, 2. Shakeout exercise 3. Evacuation guidance, 4. Response to stranded people

 

Key focus

1. Respond to persons with special needs
➢ Confirm response to those with those with special needs

 

2. Response using Digital Emergency Information Card
➢ Confirm operability including linkage with "DIMS*"

 

3. Establish & familiarize with crisis management system
➢ Familiarize with information aggregation & dissemination system

 

*DIMS: Display Integrated Management System

 

Images from the past drill

 

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Kansai Airports
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