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Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Tuesday, April 19)

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces the results of damage caused by the earthquakes and METI’s response in the areas where METI is in charge.

Convenience stores and supermarkets

Convenience stores: 556 operating out of 593 major stores in Kumamoto Prefecture
Yesterday (April 18), these stores supplied 700,000 meals to people in Kumamoto Prefecture. Today, they plan to supply foodstuffs in excess of that number.

Supermarkets: 43 operating out of 57 major stores in Kumamoto Prefecture
About 75% of total stores are now open. As was the case yesterday, some of them continue to conduct sales from parking lots.


Outage: About 13,100 households in Kumamoto Prefecture
Electricity supply has been recovered in certain areas, excluding Aso City, Takamori Town and Minamiaso Village.

City gas

Outage: About 105,000 households contracting with Seibugasu Co., Ltd, around Kumamoto City Preparation work for recovery operations (closing gas valves) is planned to be completed today (April 19). Following this operation, operations including safety confirmation and repairing work of gas pipes will begin.

Gas stations (service stations or SS)

692 operating out of 797 stations in Kumamoto Prefecture
As for core service stations (core SS) of gas stations, which preferentially supply petroleum to emergency vehicles, 32 are operating out of 34 designated stations in Kumamoto Prefecture.

Supply shortages of petroleum at gas stations in Kumamoto City and other areas have been almost completely resolved. Gas stations are also operating in Mashiki Town (5 stations), Minamiaso Village (3) and Takamori Town (5).

Release date

April 19, 2016

Division in charge

Public Relations Office, Minister's Secretariat

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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