University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0671
Survey Title Survey on Earthquake with Epicenter in Suruga Bay, 2009
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Summary This survey was conducted for the purpose of providing basic materials for disaster prevention measures in the future by understanding the current state of local residents’ awareness of information relating to the Tokai earthquakes and their attitudes to the Tokai earthquakes, as well as the current state of preparedness toward such event after experiencing an earthquake with the epicenter in Suruga Bay occurred on August 11, 2009 around 5:07 am. 
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women aged 20 years and older living in the survey areas
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Valid responses: 799 people (361 people in the regions that experienced a seismic intensity of lower 6 and 438 people in Shizuoka City which experienced a seismic intensity of upper 5)
Date of Collection 2009/08/12 (Wed) – 08/13 (Thu)
Time Period
Spatial Unit Men and women aged 20 and over living in the survey areas
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Internet survey using an Internet research panel 
Investigator Survey Research Center, Co., LTD
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Situation when the earthquake occurred
Place/what respondent was doing/whether respondent thought it was the “Tokai earthquake” at time of occurrence/anticipation of whether or not there will be a post-earthquake “declaration of warning”/actions during tremors

(2) Situation of damage
Whether or not anyone was injured/damage to buildings/damage inside the house

(3) Situation right after the earthquake/tsunami response
Actions after tremors subsided/risk of tsunami at the location of respondent at the time of earthquake/actions in anticipation of tsunami at time of earthquake/problems arising from this earthquake

(4) Information gathering immediately after earthquake
 Information respondent wanted to receive/media useful for receiving information

(5) Information related to Tokai earthquakes
Awareness of “Tokai Earthquake Report”/awareness of issuing of “Tokai Earthquake Report”/awareness of announcement that stated “the event was not related to a Tokai Earthquake”/feelings regarding the Japan Meteorological Agency’s announcement that “the event was not related to a Tokai Earthquake”/awareness of details of “Tokai Earthquake Report,” “Tokai Earthquake Watch,” or “Tokai Earthquake Forecast (“declaration of warning”)/possibility of forecasting the “Tokai Earthquake”/actions if a “Tokai Earthquake Watch” is issued

(6) Attitude to the Tokai earthquake
Degree of anxiety about the Tokai earthquake/change in degree of anxiety about the Tokai earthquake after this earthquake/prediction of the occurrence of the Tokai earthquake

(7) Preparations for earthquake
Specific details of earthquake preparations (state of preparation before and after this earthquake)/whether or not enrolled in earthquake insurance/state of securing of furniture/reasons for not securing furniture/post-earthquake intent to secure furniture/state of involvement in a local voluntary disaster prevention organization/activities in response by voluntary disaster prevention organization/state of conducting seismic diagnosis/type of seismic diagnosis/post-earthquake intent for seismic diagnosis/state of seismic strengthening work/post-earthquake intent for seismic strengthening/reasons for not thinking to do seismic strengthening

(8) Other, request to the government, etc.
Feelings after experiencing this earthquake/disaster prevention measures respondent wants the government to work on

(9) Attributes
Occupation, household family members (presence of junior high school students or younger, aged 65 years and older, or sickly), type of residence, residential structure, period of construction (whether before April 1981), etc.
Date of Release
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Topics in SSJDA Security/Crime/Disaster
Notes for Users 2010/04/08