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Lan becomes a Super Typhoon, landfall expected just southwest of Tokyo

Typhoon "Lan" is now a Super Typhoon heading toward Japan. Landfall is expected just southwest of Tokyo late Sunday (UTC), October 22 or early Monday, October 23, as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Very...

October 21, 2017

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Shinmoedake volcano starts erupting after 6 years of quiescence, Japan

Following increased seismic activity detected since September 23, 2017, Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama) in Kyushu, Japan started erupting at 20:34 UTC on October 10, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns with a thin layer of ash. The last eruption of this...

October 11, 2017

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

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:22 UTC on September 26, 2017 (05:22 JST, September 27). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 32.4 km...

September 26, 2017

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 16:37 UTC on September 20, 2017 (01:37 JST, September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. If...

September 20, 2017

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Typhoon "Talim" closing in on Kyushu, after dumping record-breaking rain on Okinawa

After ripping through the Okinawa island chain, Japan and passing close to China, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 000 people, Typhoon "Talim" is now on its way toward mainland Japan. It is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane equivalent when it...

September 15, 2017

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Typhoon "Talim" forms, track takes it toward Shanghai, landfall over Kyushu, Japan

Tropical Storm "Talim" formed September 9, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean and intensified into a typhoon late September 11. Although its yesterday's track took it over northern Taiwan and into SE China, today's track has drastically changed and Talim is...

September 12, 2017

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At least 11 dead, 14 missing after unprecedented rains hit Japan

At least 11 people have been killed and 14 are still missing as of late Friday, July 7, 2017, after three days of extremely heavy rainfall caused massive floods and landslides in parts of southwest Japan. The rain is still falling throughout the region and many...

July 07, 2017

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Japan, 398 mm (15.6 inches) within 4 hours

As of 10:30 JST (01:30 UTC) Thursday, July 6, 2017, about 450 000 people across western Japan were ordered to evacuate their homes and seek shelter, after extremely heavy rains started early Wednesday, July 6, causing major floods and landslides. As of late...

July 05, 2017

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Japan's earthquakes and tectonic setting

Japan has more measurable earthquakes than any other country and has over 100 active volcanoes. These both result from Japan being wedged among four major tectonic plates. The tectonics are complicated, but in this animation, IRIS attempted to look at the basic...

June 15, 2017

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Okinawa residents capture rare waterspout on camera

During the afternoon hours of May 15, 2017, residents of Okinawa, Japan were surprised to see a funnel cloud looming just off the coast. The waterspout never touched ground and there are no reports of damage or injuries. The phenomenon was associated with a...

May 17, 2017

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Asian Dust blankets Korean Peninsula and wide swath of Japan

After engulfing a large part of northern China, including capital Beijing on Thursday, May 4, 2017, dust storm from Mongolia reached the Korean Peninsula and Japan over the weekend. In China, the storm reduced visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 miles) and forced...

May 07, 2017

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Sakurajima rains ash on Kagoshima city, Japan

Another powerful eruption took place at Japan's Mount Sakurajima at 18:20 UTC on May 1, 2017 (03:20 JST, May 2). The eruption ejected ash up to 4.9 km (16 000 feet) above sea level toward Kagoshima city where it caused significant ash fall. Sakurajima blew its...

May 02, 2017

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Snow avalanche hits Nasu Onsen ski resort, Japan

At least 8 high school students have died, more than 30 were injured and several are missing after a massive snow avalanche hit a ski slope in a popular Nasu Onsen ski resort in Tochigi Prefecture early Monday morning, March 27, 2017. A fire department official...

March 27, 2017

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Rare November snow in Tokyo, the first since 1962

Temperatures in central Tokyo have fallen to near zero °C recently, rare for this time of year, and the city today saw its first November snow in 54 years. According to the JMA, this is the first time the snow had fallen in central Tokyo since 1962 and the first...

November 24, 2016

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Heat wave intensifies over Japan: Temperatures peak to break a 55 year old record

The on-going heat wave in Japan intensified during the last week with reported death tolls rising to 55. More than 11 000 people were hospitalized due to consequences of extremely hot weather conditions across the country, the officials reported on August 4. Extremely h

August 06, 2015

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Heat wave in Japan leaves 5 people dead, 3 200 hospitalized

Monday, July 13, 2015 was the hottest day in Japan so far, this summer, with temperatures hitting 35 °C and above in over 120 meteorological observatories across the country. Five people died and at least 3 200 people were hospitalized due to the consequences of

July 16, 2015

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Winter storm system, cold surge developing southwest of Japan

Remnants of Tropical Storm "Mekkhala" and a developing mid-latitude low pressure area over East China Sea are expected to join through Thursday, January 22 just south of Japan. The system will slide parallel to the eastern coast of Japan bringing wide spread r

January 21, 2015

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Major winter storm aims Japan, December 16 - 17, 2014

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said a rapidly developing low-pressure mass is expected to bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds which will affect almost entire Japan on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16 and 17, 2014.Heavy storm conditions, high waves, floods,

December 16, 2014

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Scientists warn: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan

According to a new study by Kobe University earth scientists, Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century. The experts said they analyzed the scale and frequency of volcanic eruptions in the archipelago nation over the past 120

October 29, 2014

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Typhoon "Vongfong" about to make landfall at Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Vongfong" is nearing southern Japan island of Kyushu and is about to make landfall as Category 1 typhoon. According to report issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 22:45 UTC on October 12, 2014, Vongfong developed maximum sustained winds of

October 12, 2014

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Super Typhoon "Vongfong" weakens, targets Okinawa

Weak wind shear and warm ocean surface water allowed Super Typhoon "Vongfong" to rapidly strengthen across the western Pacific Ocean into the largest storm on Earth so far in 2014. The system peaked in intensity on October 7, 2014 with top sustained winds of

October 10, 2014

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As Typhoon "Phanfone" leaves Japan, Typhoon "Vongfong" becomes a new threat

Phanfone made landfall as Category 1 typhoon early on October 6, 2014 near Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture with maximum sustained winds of 134 km/h (82 mph). A peak gust of 164 km/h (102 mph) was recorded at Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture.The Moderate Resolution

October 06, 2014

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Deadly Typhoon "Phanfone" made landfall in central Japan

Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Shizuoka with winds reported gusting up to 164 km/h (102 mph). The Japan Meteorological Agency reported Typhoon Phanfone officially made landfall near the city of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture around 8 a.m. local time.260 000 people

October 06, 2014

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Phanfone reaches super typhoon status

Typhoon Phanfone rapidly intensified on October 2, with its strength increasing from a Category 1 hurricane to a Category 4 hurricane in 12 hours. On October 4, 2014 JMA reports maximum wind gusts of 250 km/h which means that Phanfone reached super typhoon status

October 04, 2014

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Tropical Storm "Kammuri" continues to track off the coast of Honshu, Japan

An area of low pressure that produced showers and thunderstorms near the Mariana Islands has strengthened into Tropical Storm "Kammuri" on September 26, 2014. Kammuri continues to stir off the eastern sea board of Honshu bringing gusty winds to the Izu and

September 28, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall causes deadly Hiroshima landslides, Japan

Record breaking rainfall caused flooding and deadly landslides in the Hiroshima city early Wednesday, August 20, 2014. According to latest reports [21:00 UTC today], 39 people were confirmed dead and 7 were still missing.Hiroshi Ikeya, a landslide ex

August 20, 2014

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Strong M6.8 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Strong and shallow M6.8 (JMA/EMSC/PTWC) earthquake occurred off the east coast of Honshu, about 129 km ESE of Namie, Japan, at 19:22 UTC on July 11, 2014.  USGS recorded M6.5.The epicenter was located at coordinates 37.064°N 142.365°E, too

July 11, 2014

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As weakened Neoguri leaves Japan, new typhoon threat on horizon

Tropical Storm Neoguri underwent extra-tropical transition early on July 11, 2014 as it tracked toward the Pacific waters east of Japan. According to JMA, the system is currently moving westward at speed of 15 km/h (9 mph). Maximum sustained winds are 65 km/h

July 11, 2014

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Neoguri weakens into tropical storm, brings heavy rainfall across Japan

Neoguri has quickly weakened as it made landfall over Japan, but it will still bring heavy rain and possible mudslides. Land interaction and cooler waters weakened Neoguri in to tropical storm system. Neoguri is predicted to become extra-tropical low system during

July 10, 2014

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Typhoon Neoguri targets Japan

The first super typhoon of the season, Neoguri, continues to threaten lives and property in southern Japan. Neoguri’s center of circulation is now southwest of Kyushu, and it has weakened from “Very Strong” to a “Strong” typhoon

July 09, 2014

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Neoguri reached super typhoon status, heading toward southern Japan

Neoguri is the first super typhoon of 2014. The 7th named storm and 3rd typhoon of the 2014 Western Pacific typhoon season is about to cause some major damage on its path. On July 7, 2014 Neoguri reached super typhoon status with maximum sustained winds

July 08, 2014

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Tropical Storm Neoguri formed south of Guam

The eight tropical depression (TD 08W) in the Northwestern Pacific ocean formed early on July 3, 2014 just south of Guam and strengthened into a Tropical Storm Neoguri during the afternoon hours. This tropical storm will bring rain and gusty winds to Guam as

July 04, 2014

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Japan shifts focus on abundant geothermal energy

After devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant three years ago Japan is still keeping all their remaining nuclear power plants shut down and actively searching for alternative energy sources ever since. With rich

March 28, 2014

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Severe winter storm and unusually heavy snow hit parts of eastern Japan

Severe winter storm that started affecting eastern Japan on Saturday, February 8, dropped heavy snow, caused significant transportation problems and power outages. By Monday afternoon, February 10, the storm claimed the lives of 11 people. More than

February 10, 2014

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Japanese volcanologists: several nuclear power plants at risk if major eruptions happen

In a survey conducted by Mainichi Shimbun Japanese volcanologists said that several nuclear power plants around the country face dangers from potential large-scale volcanic eruptions. Survey was done by questionnaires distributed to nationwide

December 28, 2013

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New island emerged off the coast of Tokyo, Bonin Islands

A new island has emerged off the coast of Tokyo on October 20, 2013, as a result of underwater volcano eruption. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the island is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. The island emerged 1 000

November 21, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 7.1 off shore Fukushima NPP

JMA is reporting that very strong earthquake M 7.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu at 17:10 UTC today. They measured depth at 10 km. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting major M 7.1 at depth of 10 and 7.3 km, respectively. JMA initially recorded M

October 25, 2013

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Supertyphoon Lekima and Typhoon Francisco approaching Japan

Typhoon Francisco is battering Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The system is forecast to make a sharp northeastward turn over the next few days and skirt the eastern seaboard of mainland Japan. Francisco has maximum sustained winds of 65

October 24, 2013

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Deadly Typhoon Wipha slams Japan, including Fukushima nuclear site

Powerful counter-clockwise flow of moist, tropical air around the center of Wipha is meeting up with the cold front currently over Japan and undergoing the transition to an extratropical storm. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Wipha

October 16, 2013

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Typhoon Wipha strengthened - approaching Honshu and greater Tokyo area

Japan is bracing for strong Typhoon Wipha's landfall somewhere around eastern Honshu, including the greater Tokyo area, which is home to more than 35 million people. Island nation can expect destructive winds in addition to life-threatening flooding and

October 15, 2013