Severe weather continues to impact Japan since Tuesday, January 24, 2023, bringing with it heavy sea-effect snow and temperatures not seen in a decade.
Brutal cold weather is impacting Japan on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, bringing remarkable sea-effect snow. Recorded strong winds and temperatures seen only once in 10 years are expected on January 25. The weather is causing flights to be canceled and traffic disruptions due to frozen roads.
Japan is bracing itself for a dangerous chill and heavy snowfall that is expected to hit the nation from Tuesday, January 24 to Thursday, January 26, 2023.
A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the west coast of Ogasawara Islands, Japan at 04:49 UTC on January 16, 2023 (13:49 LT). The agency is reporting a depth of 400 km (248 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 405 km (252 miles).
A damaging landslide destroyed about a dozen homes in northern Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture on December 31, 2022, leaving at least 2 people missing.
Heavy sea effect snow continues affecting parts of Japan, bringing unprecedented amounts to parts of the country.
Heavy sea-effect snow and the coldest air mass of the season are affecting Japan this week, forcing authorities to issue blizzard warnings for parts of the country.
Satellites are registering significant underwater gas emissions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan following increased eruptive activity at the volcano that started in September 2022. The activity at the volcano further intensified on October 2 and 3.
A strong earthquake, registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.1, hit off the southeast coast of Mie Prefecture, Honshu, Japan at 08:08 UTC on November 14, 2022 (17:08 JST). The agency is reporting a depth of 350 km (217 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 357 km (222 miles); EMSC M6.1 at a depth of 352 km (218 miles).
Ash emissions at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan increased on October 2 and 3, 2022, after more than 12 months of relative quiescence.