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…

Land rises 10 meters out of the sea in Hokkaido, Japan

Land rises 10 meters out of the sea in Hokkaido, Japan

A 300 meters wide strip of land has risen as high as 10 to 15 meters above the sea level at the town of Rausu, Hokkaido island, Japan, officials said on Monday, April 27, 2015. Media reports say the rise started slowly on the morning of April 24 (local time) and then ra

M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake (JMA) was registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, at 03:43 UTC on August 10, 2014. JMA is reporting depth of 50 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at depth of 41 km (25.5 miles).Epicenter was located 81 km (50 miles) E of&nbsp

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan

Strong earthquake magnitude 6.9 (USGS) hit Hokkaido, Japan on February 2, 2013 at 14:17 UTC. Epicenter was located 109 km (68 miles) W (261°) from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan and 844 km (525 miles) NNE (19°) from TOKYO, Japan at coordinates 42.812°N, 143.078°E.

6.2 earthquake struck near Hokkaido, Japan

6.2 earthquake struck near Hokkaido, Japan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at 10:25:34 UTC with epicenter 122 km (75 miles) SSW of Obihiro, 124 km (77 miles) SE of Tomakomai, 164 km (101 miles) E of Hakodate and 734 km (456 miles) NNE of Tokyo, Japan (41.877°N, 142.710°E) with depth of 42.3 km (26.3 miles)