Support for Noto Peninsula Earthquake Recovery and Our Future Operations

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected by the earthquake in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture on January 1.

In light of the recent earthquake, we would like to provide an update on our company’s current status.

As of today, we have seen positive signs of recovery, and we are pleased to report the following details along with photographs.


On January 1, 2024, at around 16:10, a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 and a seismic intensity of 7 struck the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture. *Note: Aftershocks are still ongoing as of 12:00 on January 5.

Roads that were previously cut off have now been restored, allowing access to our factory. However, water supply remains completely halted.

The current status of our Blockvalue Shika Town First Data Center is as follows:

  • Power supply to the data center is ongoing.
  • Communication functions experienced some disruptions but have been restored.
  • Our seismic measures effectively protected our customers’ servers, which sustained no damage.
  • Servers are maintaining the same level of productivity as before the earthquake.
  • However, the data center building suffered damage, including fallen ceiling panels, and restoration will take some time.

Power Supply Status

While many businesses and homes in the Shika Town area are still without power, our Shika Town First Data Center continues to receive power without any issues. We have received many inquiries regarding this situation. According to the Emergency Disaster Response Headquarters (as of January 3), the widespread power outages were caused by issues with receiving equipment rather than the power grid itself. Our facility is equipped with a dedicated transmission line from Hokuriku Electric Power Company and robust receiving equipment for high-power intake, which allowed us to avoid power outages. Although parts of our building have suffered damage, server operations will continue as usual, and internal repairs are scheduled to be completed within a few months.

Report on Local Disaster Support

Today, our company dispatched a high-speed helicopter with our CEO Onishi and repair engineers to Shika Town, where they delivered and distributed relief supplies to the Shika Town Hall. Additionally, to aid in recovery efforts, we conducted aerial surveys of the disaster area, documented the damage, and provided the recorded data to the Shika Town Hall and Hokuriku Shinbun.

Below are photos of CEO Onishi responding to an interview with Hokuriku Shinbun and the delivery of relief supplies.

We apologize for any concerns this situation may have caused our customers. We will continue to gather information and implement measures on-site. Thank you for your continued support.