Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

Residents of Sapporo city in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, woke up to the largest amount of snowfall this winter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 39 cm (15 inches) by 02:00 UTC (11:00 LT). The snow came as parts of the nation, including the island, were experiencing a…

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 23:46 UTC on August 28, 2019 (08:46 JST, August 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 17.2 km (10.7…

Akan volcano alert level raised, Hokkaido, Japan

Akan volcano alert level raised, Hokkaido, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a Near-crater Warning for Akan volcano (Meakandake) at 03:30 UTC on November 23, 2018. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity at the volcano. A similar event occurred in 2015 when the increased…

Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan

Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.7 hit southern Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5, 2018 (03:07 JST, September 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 31 km (19.2…

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 10:51 UTC on January 24, 2018 (19:51 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a…

Powerful blizzard hits northern Japan

Powerful blizzard hits northern Japan

Northern Japan has been hit by one of the worst winter storms of the season on Monday, February 29, 2015. JMA warned another blizzard, the worst in years, was expected to hit Hokkaido early Tuesday, March 1. Hokkaido Shimbun reported on Monday one person was found…