Articles tagged "japan"

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Mount Shindake erupts, large pyroclastic flow produced, Japan

Mount Shindake on Japanese Kuchinoerabujima island erupted at 00:19 UTC (09:19 JST) on January 17, 2019, ejecting ash up to 6 km (19 600 feet) above sea level. The volcano is sporadically erupting since October 2018. The Alert Level remains at 3 (of 5). The...

January 17, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake hits Tanegashima, Kyushu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.4 hit Tanegashima, Kyushu, Japan at 12:39 UTC on January 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles); EMSC M6.3 at a depth of 40...

January 08, 2019

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Strong explosive eruption at Kuchinoerabujima volcano, pyroclastic flow generated, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Mount Shindake, Japanese Kuchinoerabujima volcano at 07:37 UTC on December 18, 2018 (15:37 JST). This volcano, located in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima, is sporadically erupting since October 2018. "After...

December 18, 2018

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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...

November 23, 2018

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Very bright meteor illuminates night sky over Hokkaido, Japan

A very bright meteor was seen and recorded over Hokkaido, Japan at 11:56 UTC (20:56 local time) on October 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Fumitake Watanabe, an engineer at an observatory in the city of Nayoro, said the...

October 19, 2018

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Typhoon "Trami" hits Japan, leaving 4 dead and missing, 170 injured and 1.3 million homes without power

Typhoon "Trami" made landfall near Tanabe City in Wakayama Prefecture, Honshu, Japan around 11:00 UTC (20:00 JST) on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as a Category 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At least 2 people lost their...

October 01, 2018

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Typhoon "Trami" forecast to move over Japan, damaging winds, flash flooding, mudslides and widespread travel disruption expected

Typhoon "Trami," known as Paeng in the Philippines, was located about 824 km (512 miles) SSE of Okinawa at 06:00 UTC today, and its current forecast track takes it over Kyushu Islands and into mainland Japan over the next several days. Trami's maximum...

September 26, 2018

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Japan earthquake: At least 37 killed or missing after powerful M6.7 quake hits Hokkaido

At least 7 people were killed and more than 30 others are still missing and feared dead after a powerful M6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5 (03:07 JST, September 6). JMA says the earthquake measured 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity...

September 06, 2018

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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...

September 05, 2018

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Typhoon "Jebi" - The strongest typhoon to make landfall in mainland Japan since 1993 leaves 1.6 million without power, 9 dead and 300 injured

Typhoon "Jebi" slammed into western Japan on September 4, 2018, killing at least 9 people and injuring more than 300. This is the fourth typhoon to strike Japan this year and the first categorized as 'very strong' to make landfall in mainland Japan...

September 04, 2018

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Typhoon "Soulik" approaching southern Japan, landfall expected in South Korea

A Very Strong Typhoon "Soulik" is approaching southern Japan and is expected to cause strong winds and drop heavy rain in southern and western parts of the country. According to the JMA, it will pass very close to Kyushu and the Amami islands on the...

August 20, 2018

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Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan

A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a...

August 16, 2018

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Threat of powerful eruption at Kuchinoerabu volcano prompts evacuations, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for the Kuchinoerabu volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture from 2 to second highest level of 4 at 01:30 UTC (10:30 JST) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This volcano is located on the Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern...

August 15, 2018

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Typhoon "Shanshan" to pass very close to Tokyo, Japan on August 8

Typhoon "Shanshan" is expected to pass very close to Tokyo, Japan on August 8, 2018 as a Category 1 hurricane equivalent, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds to the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned residents living on the Pacific...

August 07, 2018

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Typhoon "Jongdari" aims eastern China after injuring 24 and cutting power to 150 000 homes in Japan

Typhoon "Jongdari" made landfall near Ise in Mie Prefecture around 01:00 JST on Sunday morning, July 29, 2018 (16:00 UTC, July 28), with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h (56 mph) and gusts to 126 km/h (78 mph). Jongdari continued traveling across western...

July 30, 2018

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Strong Typhoon "Jongdari" about to slam into Japan, targeting regions devastated by recent floods

Japan is bracing for Strong Typhoon "Jongdari," the 12th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Jongdari is currently located just east of Japan. Landfall is expected in Kinki region late Saturday, July 28 or early Sunday, July 29, 2018 (local...

July 28, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Jongdari" forms, landfall expected just south of Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Jongdari" formed July 24, 2018, as the 11th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Jongdari continued strengthening on July 25 and is expected to become a typhoon before it makes landfall just south of Tokyo on July 28. There is...

July 25, 2018

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Japan classifies heatwave as 'natural disaster' as hottest temperatures ever recorded claim 80 lives

The Japan Meteorological Agency has classified the current heatwave as a 'natural disaster.' The announcement comes as record-breaking heatwave claimed lives of at least 80 people since the beginning of July. The extreme weather is expected to continue into...

July 24, 2018

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Severe heatwave engulfs Japan after historic rainfall claims over 220 lives

Severe heatwave is affecting Japan just several days after historic rainfall and one of the worst flooding disasters in country's history left more than 220 people dead. The current heatwave is the result of the layering of two high pressure systems over much of...

July 18, 2018

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New eruptive activity at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

A new eruptive activity is taking place at Japanese Nishinoshima volcano in Ogasawara (Bonin Islands). The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a bright spot emerging in Himawari-8 imagery it Nishinoshima on July 12. In addition, a brown smoke was seen rising from...

July 13, 2018

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More 200 dead or missing, as historic rainfall leaves authorities in a state of confusion, Japan

More than 149 people have died and 59 are still missing 5 days after the onset of the worst rainfall Japan has seen in at least 35 years. Highlights: Record rainfall was recorded at 118 official observations posts in the 72 hours to Sunday, July 8. The city of...

July 10, 2018

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 11:23 UTC (22:23 JST) on July 7, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 miles). EMSC is reporting...

July 07, 2018

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More than 110 dead as record rain floods Japan, 50 000 rescuers mobilized

More than 110 people were killed and 87 are missing as record rains continue falling over parts of Japan. Nearly 50 000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighting service were mobilized to search for trapped, wounded or dead people. Over 4.72...

July 07, 2018

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Record-breaking rainfall threatens much of Japan, 160 000 advised or ordered to evacuate

The Japan Meteorological Agency has advised or ordered more than 160 000 people to evacuate as seasonal rain front hanging over the country threatens with record-breaking rainfall through the weekend. JMA cautioned of the rising likelihood of flooding, landslides,...

July 05, 2018

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Japan, killing at least 3 and injuring more than 350

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Osaka, Japan at 22:58 UTC on June 17, 2018 (07:58 JST, June 18), killing at least 4 people and injuring 370. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 15.4 km...

June 18, 2018

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Mount Io (Iwo-yama volcano) erupts for the first time since 1768, Japan

Iwo-yama volcano also known as Mount Io and Mount Ioyama, located on the Ebino Highland and a part of Kirishimayama volcano group in Japan's Kyushu, erupted at 06:39 UTC (15:39 JST) on April 19, 2018 for the first time since 1768. The volcano ejected ash high...

April 19, 2018

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Deadly landslide hits Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

A massive landslide hit the mountainous area of Nakatsu City in Kyushu's Oita Prefecture, Japan on April 11, 2018, leaving at least 1 person dead and 5 missing. There was no significant rain in this region over the past 24 hours, leaving the cause of disaster...

April 11, 2018

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5 injured after M5.8 earthquake hits Japan's Honshu, stronger quakes possible

At least five people were injured after a shallow M5.8 earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island at 16:32 UTC on April 8, 2018 (01:32 JST, April 9). JMA is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting this quake as M5.6 and EMSC as M5.7. The epicenter...

April 09, 2018

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Explosive eruptions and ash venting at Shinmoedake (Kirishimayama), Japan

The activity at Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu, just one of 20 Quaternary volcanoes making Kirishimayama volcano group, is at elevated levels since March 5 with near-continuous ash emissions and ejections of very hot material. At 11:20 UTC today, ash column was...

March 06, 2018

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Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

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Ohachi volcano alert level raised after first activity since 2004

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level of Ohachi volcano, a part of Kirishimayama complex in Kyushu, from Level 1 to Level 2 on Friday, February 9, 2018. Volcanic earthquakes under Ohachi increased around 08:00 local time today, JMA said. At...

February 09, 2018

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Alert level raised for Zaozan volcano in Japan, its last eruption was in 1940

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Zaozan volcano in northern Honshu from 1 to 2 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, following a number of volcanic tremors and a slight inflation of ground in one area. Mount Zao is a popular tourist...

January 30, 2018

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Tokyo records lowest temperature in 48 years, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a very rare low temperature advisory for capital Tokyo as cold air started affecting the country on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This is the first such warning for Tokyo in 33 years, officials said, adding the cold weather...

January 25, 2018

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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...

January 24, 2018

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Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured. The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22,...

January 23, 2018

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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1 down 449 to go: Ikata nuclear plant shut down over fears of Fukushima-style meltdown

A Japanese high court in Hiroshima on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, revoked a lower court decision that allowed Shikoku Electric Power Company to continue operating unit 3 of its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The unit is one of five reactors that...

December 14, 2017

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Bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Japan

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Japan around 12:30 UTC (21:30 JST) on November 21, 2017. The object was visible for a few seconds before it disintegrated in a bright flash. The event was witnessed by people from both east and west coast of...

November 22, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.2 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 09:43 UTC (18:43 JST) on November 16, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles), EMSC M5.8 at a...

November 16, 2017

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Typhoon "Saola" dumped record-breaking rain on Miyazaki, Japan

Typhoon "Saola," the 22nd named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season, dumped record-breaking rain on the island of Kyushu, Japan over the weekend. At least 3 people have been injured. Within 24 hours to Sunday morning, October 29, 2017, the cities of...

October 31, 2017