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Earthquake Early Warnings

Earthquake Early Warning
  The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) provides residents in Japan with Earthquake Early Warnings. This is a new system that issues prompt alerts just as an earthquake starts, providing valuable seconds for people to protect themselves before strong tremors arrive.
  On 1 October 2007, JMA launched the Earthquake Early Warning service for provision through a number of media outlets such as TV and radio.


What is an Earthquake Early Warning? (緊急地震速報 (Kinkyu Jishin Sokuho) in Japanese)
   (30 August 2007)

Examples of Response to an Earthquake Early Warning (30 August 2007)

Limitations of the Earthquake Early Warning (30 August 2007)

Videos
      What Will You Do When the Time Comes? -Understanding and Utilizing Earthquake Early Warnings (March 2010)
English
 Subtitles ( wmv, 56kbps | wmv, 256kbps )   No subtitles ( wmv, 56kbps | wmv, 256kbps )
Chinese
 Subtiltes ( wmv, 56kbps | wmv, 256kbps )   No subtiltes ( wmv, 56kbps | wmv, 256kbps )
Korean
 Subtiltes ( wmv, 56kbps | wmv, 256kbps )   No subtitles ( wmv, 56kbps | wmv, 256kbps )

Attention: The sound of EEW composed by NHK is not included in the videos due to the copyright.   You can hear the sound on the NHK website (in Japanese).   Japanese Government Internet TV is another website to watch the videos with the sound of EEW.
Leaflets
      Earthquake Early Warning (PDF,1115kB)(1 April 2009)

Former leaflets:
About Earthquake Early Warning (PDF, 675 kB) (10 August 2007)

Earthquake Early Warning Starting 1 October 2007 (PDF, 442 kB) (30 August 2007)