Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 400,000 people in Saga, Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Yamaguchi Prefectures.
The evacuation orders are level four alerts on a scale of five.
In Saga Prefecture, evacuation orders have been issued in Imari City, Takeo City, Arita Town and Omachi Town.
In Fukuoka Prefecture, evacuation orders have been issued in Kurume City, Asakura City, and Toho Village.
In Nagasaki Prefecture, evacuation orders have been issued in Sasebo City and Matsuura City.
In Yamaguchi Prefecture, an evacuation order has been issued in Ube City.
Evacuation advisories have been issued in Saga, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Oita, Yamaguchi and Shimane Prefectures.
Municipalities are calling on residents to immediately head to evacuation centers. Those who are finding it too dangerous to leave their current location are being instructed to move to safer locations inside the buildings they are in.