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Area along major river in Japan almost entirely submerged in flood following destructive Typhoon "Hagibis"

The area along the Abukuma River in northeastern Japan was almost totally submerged in floodwater as an aftermath of chaotic Typhoon "Hagibis," which made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture on October 12, 2019. The storm dumped massive rains, in parts...

October 20, 2019

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Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon "Hagibis" - dozens dead or missing, Japan

Typhoon "Hagibis" made landfall near Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, shortly before 10:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on October 12, 2019, bringing extremely heavy rain and wind of 144 km/h (90 mph), Category 2 hurricane...

October 13, 2019

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Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" nears Tokyo, potentially the strongest to hit the city since 1958, Japan

Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" is approaching Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on October 12 with maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h (98 mph), equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Authorities are...

October 11, 2019

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Hagibis intensifies to Category 5 Super Typhoon in one of the most explosive intensification rates on record, heading toward Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Hagibis" formed on October 5, 2019, and underwent one of the most explosive intensification rates on record. Hagibis exploded from a tropical storm with winds of 96 km/h (60 mph) to a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 257 km/h (160...

October 09, 2019

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Over 50 injured as Typhoon "Tapah" moves through the Sea of Japan

Typhoon "Tapah" left more than 50 people injured in Japan as it moved through the Sea of Japan on Monday, September 23, 2019. The typhoon, which is the 17th to hit the nation this year, traversed over the sea through the morning of September 23. The...

September 23, 2019

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Typhoon "Faxai" caused serious damage to agriculture, forestry, and fishery, 67 000 homes still without power and 10 000 without water, Japan

More than a week after taking a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai", Japan is still counting damage. The storm left agriculture, forestry, and fishery severely affected in Chiba Prefecture. More than 67 000 homes are still without power, down from 930 000, and...

September 17, 2019

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Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai," two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides. According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture...

September 16, 2019

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Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

A relatively strong explosion took place at Sakurajima volcano, Aira caldera, Japan at 22:46 UTC on September 15, 2019 (07:46 LT, September 16). According to the Tokyo VAAC, the ash plume is reaching 4 000 m (13 000 feet) above sea level, extending SW. This is 2 880...

September 16, 2019

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Chiba residents still struggling with power and water outages following powerful Typhoon "Faxai", Japan

Hundreds of thousands of households near Tokyo were still without power and water on Wednesday, September 11, amid intense heat after powerful Typhoon "Faxai" ripped through the metropolitan area earlier in the week. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings...

September 11, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" hits Tokyo, leaving 1 million homes without power, killing at least 2 people and injuring 40, Japan

Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall in the coastal city of Chiba shortly before 20:00 UTC on September 8, 2019 (05:00 JST, September 9), bringing record-breaking wind gusts to parts of the region. Nearly 1 000 000 customers lost power, more than 100...

September 09, 2019

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Typhoon "Faxai" underwent extreme rapid intensification, closing in on Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Faxai" formed in the Pacific Ocean on September 5, 2019, as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The system is now closing in on Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on September 8, 2019. Faxai has undergone extreme...

September 07, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Faxai" forms in the Pacific Ocean, heading toward Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Faxai" formed in the Pacific Ocean on September 5, 2019, as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. At of 06:00 UTC on September 5, the center of Tropical Storm "Faxai" was located about 1 685 km (1 050 miles) ESE...

September 05, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Lingling" forms in the Western Pacific Ocean, heading toward the Korean Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Lingling," known as Liwayway in the Philippines, formed September 1 in the Western Pacific Ocean as the 14th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is heading toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan and the...

September 04, 2019

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Record rainfall hits southwestern Japan, leaving 3 people dead - Level 4 Emergency Alert

Record rains struck Northern Kyushu on August 27 and 28, 2019, and continue to devastate parts of Southwestern Japan, killing at least 3 people and triggering evacuation orders for around 870 000 residents. 1.9 million were advised to evacuate. Parts of the region...

August 29, 2019

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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...

August 29, 2019

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Large Tropical Storm "Krosa" to make landfall over southern Japan

A large and dangerous Tropical Storm "Krosa" is heading toward Japan, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Landfall is expected in southern Shikoku around midnight UTC, August 15. This will be the third tropical cyclone to hit mainland Japan after Nari on...

August 14, 2019

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Typhoon "Lekima" strengthening, heading toward Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and Shanghai, China

Typhoon "Lekima," the 9th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season is strengthening on its way toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan, northern Taiwan and Shanghai, China. Although Lekima passed well north of Philippines and it didn't...

August 07, 2019

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Heatwave sends 18 347 to hospitals, claims 57 lives in 7 days, Japan

Heatwave conditions across Japan claimed lives of at least 57 people and sent 18 347 to hospitals from July 29 to August 4, 2019, the country's Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday, August 6. This is more than triple the previous week's 5 664 and the...

August 07, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" to hit Kyushu with violent winds and heavy rain, Japan

Japanese weather officials are warning residents of Kyushu of violent winds, high waves, mudslides, swelling rivers and flooding in low-lying areas as Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" makes landfall and starts moving over Kyushu early on Tuesday (JST),...

August 05, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Fukushima-ken Oki, Japan at 10:23 UTC (19:23 JST) on August 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). The USGS is...

August 04, 2019

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Deep M6.5 earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan

A deep earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.5 hit near the south coast of Honshu, Japan at 18:33 UTC on July 27, 2019 (03:31 JST, July 28). The agency is reporting a depth of 420 km (261 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth...

July 27, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nari" forms near Japan, landfall expected over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island

Tropical Storm "Nari" formed July 26, 2019, as the sixth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. ​On July 21, JTWC...

July 26, 2019

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Small-scale eruption at Asosan volcano, Japan

A small-scale eruption started at Asosan volcano, Japan at 22:57 UTC on July 25, 2019 (07:57 LT, July 26), producing an ash column up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. This is the latest in a series of small eruptions at the volcano that started on April 16,...

July 26, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reaches South Korea, Japan receives record July rainfall

Tropical Cyclone "Danas" reached South Korea at about 06:00 UTC today and is expected to move over the country on July 20 and 21, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the region. Record July rainfall was already registered in parts of western...

July 20, 2019

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits SW of Kyushu, East China Sea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit SW of Kyushu, Japan at 00:57 UTC on July 13, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 251 km (155.9 miles). JMA is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 250 km (155.3 miles). The epicenter was located 170 km (105 miles) NW...

July 13, 2019

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Record rainfall hit parts of Japan, of 1.1 million ordered to evacuate only 6 300 took shelter

Record-breaking rainfall hit parts of southern Japan over the past few days, causing deadly mudslides and flooding and forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders to 1.1 million people. Rainfall recorded from Monday, July 1 to Wednesday, July 3 was 554 mm (21.42...

July 05, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima's...

July 01, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 hits near the west coast of Honshu, Japan - tsunami advisories issued

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.8 hit near the west coast of Honshu, Japan at 13:22 UTC (22:22 JST) on June 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 16.1 km (10 miles). EMSC is...

June 18, 2019

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Hundreds evacuate in western Japan as rainy season sets in

Parts of western Japan were inundated by torrential rain early June 7, 2019, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate and disrupting transportation services. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that warm, humid air moving toward a low-pressure system is causing...

June 10, 2019

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan

A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 04:39 UTC (13:39 local time) on June 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 440 km (273 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 430.3 km (267.3 miles). This earthquake can...

June 04, 2019

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Record-breaking temperatures hit Hokkaido, 5 killed and nearly 600 hospitalized, Japan

At least 5 people have been killed and nearly 600 hospitalized after severe heatwave, in some areas record-breaking, hit parts of Japan over the past couple of days. Unseasonably hot conditions affected wide areas of Japan on May 26 amd 27, 2019, leading to deaths...

May 29, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yakushima Island, Japan - 420 mm (16.5 inches) in 12 hours

​A warm and humid air current blowing from the east brought extremely heavy rain to Japan's southern Yakushima Island on Saturday, May 18, 2019. More than 12 000 residents were asked to evacuate immediately. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA),...

May 20, 2019

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Alert Level raised for Hakoneyama volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised Alert Level for Hakoneyama volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 at 17:15 UTC on May 18 (02:15 JST on May 19). The last magmatic eruptive activity at this volcano took place about 2 900 years ago. The volcano is located in...

May 19, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan - 367 mm (14.4 inches) in 6 hours

A stationary front dumped extremely heavy rain on the island Yonugani, Japan's southernmost province of Okinawa on Monday, May 13, 2019. An evacuation advisory was issued for the entire island. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the town, located in the...

May 13, 2019

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M6.3 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kyushu, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit near the east coast of Kyushu, Japan at 23:48 UTC (08:48 JST) on May 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 23 km (14.3 miles); EMSC M6.4 at a...

May 10, 2019

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Another eruption at Asosan volcano, Japan

Another minor eruption took place at Japanese Asosan volcano (Mount Aso) in Kumamoto Prefecture late Thursday, April 18, 2019. The eruption started at 23:24 UTC on April 18 (08:24 JST, April 19) at the No. 1 Nakadake crater, spewing ash up to 400 m (1 312 feet)...

April 19, 2019

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Eruption at Asosan, the first since October 2016 , Japan

The Japanese Asosan volcano erupted at 09:28 UTC (18:28 LT) on April 16, 2019. It was its first eruption since October 8, 2016. The Alert Level was raised to 2 on April 14. At one point, the volcanic ash reached 200 m (656 feet) above the crater (1 792 m / 5 880...

April 16, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 08:18 UTC (17:18 LT) on April 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 12.2 km (7.6 miles). EMSC is...

April 11, 2019

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Increased activity at Asosan volcano, alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Alert Level for Asosan volcano, Kyushu, Japan from Level 1 to Level 2 (do not approach the crater) at 06:00 JST on March 12, 2019. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on October 7, 2016 and ended on...

March 12, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.2 hit off the east coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 03:22 UTC (12:23 JST) on March 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC reported it as...

March 02, 2019