Articles tagged "japan"

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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

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Shallow M5.7 aftershock hits Hokkaido, evacuation of landslide-prone areas advised, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.7 hit the Japanese island of Hokkaido at 12:22 UTC (21:22 JST) on February 21, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS registered it M5.5 at a depth of 41.2 km (25.6 miles). The epicenter was...

February 21, 2019

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Radiation leak reported at Tokai facility, Ibaraki, Japan

Japanese authorities are reporting a radiation leak took place at an old nuclear fuel manufacturing facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan on January 30, 2019. This plant has not been operational since the reactor shut down automatically due to the 2011 Tohoku...

January 30, 2019

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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