Articles tagged "japan"

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Japanese panel warns Sakurajima volcano may erupt on large scale

Given current data analysis, Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan may erupt on a large scale -- a weather agency panel warned on Tuesday, July 1, 2020. According to the panel on the forecast of volcanic activities at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the...

July 02, 2020

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Intense activity at Nishinoshima volcano, summit crater extends as explosive eruptions continue, Japan

Nishinoshima has entered a period of intense volcanic activity, with frequent explosive eruptions and ash emissions observed in recent days. Its summit crater has extended in the southwest direction, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) reported on July 1, 2020 On June 12,...

July 01, 2020

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Massive volcanic eruption in Japan as the cause of severe famine in Europe in 1108

The eruption in Japan's Asamayama volcano in the year 1108 may have led to an extreme weather event that triggered severe famine in Europe, new research revealed. The study is based in part on the research team's analysis of ice cores extracted from glaciers...

June 28, 2020

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Landslides in Japan increased nearly 50 percent in the past 10 years

An average of roughly 1 500 landslides took place in Japan ever year during the last 10 years, marking a surge of nearly 50 percent, according to a government report endorsed by the Cabinet of Japan. Between 2000 and 2009, the average number of landslides per year...

June 27, 2020

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'Once-in-50-years' rainfall event hits Nagasaki, Japan

Torrential rain struck the southwestern prefecture of Nagasaki in Japan, on Thursday morning, June 25, 2020-- an event described by the national meteorological agency as 'once-in-50-years.' Rainfall in Sasebo also hit a record high for the month of June,...

June 25, 2020

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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 at 19:47 UTC on June 24, 2020 (04:47 LT, June 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.9 at...

June 25, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Ryukyu Islands region of Japan at 15:51 UTC on June 13, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 160 km (99 miles). JMA is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 160 km, EMSC M6.7 at a depth of 155 km (96...

June 13, 2020

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Volcanic activity remains high at Nishinoshima, Japan

Volcanic activity remains high at the Japanese Nishinoshima volcano, with large lava flows and ash emissions. Nishinoshima is the summit of a massive submarine volcano that has prominent satellitic peaks to the S, W, and NE. A near-crater warning is in effect since...

June 10, 2020

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Strong eruptions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong eruptions continue at Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano in Japan since April 27, 2020. A Level 3 near-crater warning is in effect in the area since 2016. A strong explosion at 13:46 UTC (22:52 LT) on April 27 generated an ash plume that rose over 3 km...

May 11, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits northwest of Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit northwest of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 11:54 UTC (20:54 JST) on May 3, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS and EMSC are reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 10 km. The...

May 03, 2020

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Government panel warns M9 quake, tsunami as high as 30 m (98 feet) could strike northern Japan

A tsunami up to 30 m (98 feet) could hit Hokkaido in northern Japan and Iwate in the northeast if an M9 quake occurs off the Pacific coast, a government panel warned Tuesday, April 21, 2020, based on a worst-case scenario, adding that a mega-earthquake centered...

April 29, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit near the east coast of Honshu at 20:39 UTC on April 19, 2020 (05:39 LT, April 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 41.7 km (25.9 miles);...

April 19, 2020

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Deep M6.9 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan

A very strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.8 at a depth of 490 km (304 miles) struck the Ogasawara (Bonin Islands) region of Japan at 08:25 UTC (17:26 JST) on April 18, 2020. The USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 458 km (284 miles); EMSC M6.6 at a depth...

April 18, 2020

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Simulation shows new eruption at Mount Fuji could paralyze Tokyo in just 3 hours, Japan

Japan's capital Tokyo could end up paralyzed within just three hours if a major eruption of Mount Fuji-- 100 km (62 miles) southwest of the city-- were to happen today, as shown in a recent simulation by the government's Central Disaster Management Council....

April 02, 2020

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Lava dome growing at Nishinoshima volcano, coastline expanding due to constant lava flows, Japan

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has presented InSAR results from November 17, 2019, to February 28, 2020, showing a growth of Nishinoshima's central cone as well as changes to the island's surface, with the coastline expanding due to lava flows. Moreover, the...

March 13, 2020

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Kuchinoerabujima erupts, generating long pyroclastic flows and ejecting ash up to 7 000 m (23 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

Kuchinoerabujima volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan erupted early Monday, February 3, 2020, ejecting volcanic ash up to 7 000 m (23 000 feet) above sea level. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), pyroclastic flows -- the first since January 29,...

February 03, 2020

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Continuous steam emission from Nishinoshima volcano with lava flows reaching coastline, Japan

Nishinoshima volcano in Japan has been showing continuous steam emissions rising from the island from January 15 to 21, 2020, the Japan Coast Guard reported. Lava flows were also seen entering the sea, while the heat radiation from the volcano has also been strong....

January 29, 2020

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Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

Residents of Sapporo city in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, woke up to the largest amount of snowfall this winter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 39 cm (15 inches) by 02:00 UTC (11:00 LT). The snow came as parts of the nation, including the island, were experiencing a...

January 23, 2020

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Shallow slow slip events detected along Nankai Trough, Japan

Researchers have discovered signals due to slow slip events with huge amounts of slip along the Nankai Trough subduction zone, southeast of Japan. The findings shed light on the marine sedimentary environment and plate tectonics of Nankai Trough and may help in...

January 16, 2020

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Eruption at Kuchinoerabujima volcano, Japan

Japan's Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupted at 06:05 UTC on January 11, 2020, ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet) from the crater of Mount Shindake. This is the first eruption at the volcano since February 2, 2019. Kuchinoerabujima is a volcano island...

January 11, 2020

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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on January 2, 2020. This is a Near-crater warning, urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the crater in Kobayashi,...

January 03, 2020

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Strong explosions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong explosions continue at Sakurajima's Minamidake crater, Japan, with the latest at 11:10 UTC on November 28, 2019. Ash plumes rose up to 4.5 km (15 000 feet) above sea level, or 3.3 km (10 800 feet) above the crater. The Alert Level remains at 3 (on a...

November 28, 2019

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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Kyushu, Japan to Level 2 at 05:10 JST on November 18, 2019 (20:10 UTC, November 17). JMA is urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the...

November 18, 2019

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'Bomb cyclone' over Russian Far East to dump heavy snow to Japan

A former low-pressure area whose pressure pummelled over 24 hPa within a 24-hour period making it a "bomb cyclone" is seen over the seas over Russian Far Easton November 15, 2019. This cyclone is expected to bring heaps of snow to Japan today until...

November 15, 2019

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Strongest eruption at Sakurajima since 2016, ash to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

The activity at the Sakurajima volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks, particularly since the end of October 2019. A strong eruption on November 8 generated an ash plume up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet). This is the largest eruption at the volcano since...

November 08, 2019

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Eruption at Satsuma-Iojima volcano, Kikai caldera, Japan

Satsuma-Iojima volcano (also known as Tokara-Iojima), Kyushu, Japan erupted at 08:35 UTC (17:35 JST) on November 2, 2019. This is the first eruption at this volcano since 2013. The volcano is a part of Kikai caldera, the source of one of the world's largest...

November 02, 2019

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Series of typhoon fatalities in cars emphasize need for early evacuation, Japan

Many of the fatalities reported during the previous severe typhoons in Japan happened while victims were traveling in their cars, showing an urgent need for residents to understand they need to start evacuating much earlier and reach safety with a lot of time to...

October 29, 2019

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14 dead or missing as more floods and landslides hit eastern Japan weeks after Typhoon "Hagibis"

Just two weeks after the devastation of Typhoon "Hagibis", torrential rains have triggered more flooding and landslides in the eastern part of Japan. At least 10 people were killed and 4 others remained missing, as of October 26, 2019. Japanese...

October 28, 2019

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Kuchinoerabujima Volcano Alert Level upgraded from 2 to 3, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has upgraded Volcano Alert Level for Kuchinoerabujima from 2 to 3 at 15:15 UTC on October 27, 2019 (00:15 JST, October 28). Kuchinoerabujima is a volcano island in Satsunan Islands, Japan, about 120 km (75 miles) SSW of...

October 28, 2019

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Torrential rains batter Japan, landslide warnings and evacuation orders released

Heavy rains pounded parts of eastern Japan on Friday, October 25, 2019 - the same areas affected by floods and strong winds produced by Typhoon "Hagibis" which made landfall on October 12. Evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands have been issued after...

October 25, 2019

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Typhoon "Hagibis" damage to Japanese farms, forests, and fisheries tops 650 million dollars

Typhoon "Hagibis" caused widespread damage in Japan following its landfall near the Izu Peninsula on October 12, 2019. The aftermath is still being felt by farmers as the storm caused extreme damage to farms, forests, and fisheries. The total damage has...

October 23, 2019

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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