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Magnitude 6.6 - Near east coast of Honshu, Japan

An earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck 108 km (67 miles) ESE of Hachinohe, 149 km (92 miles) ENE of Morioka, 177 km (109 miles) ESE of Aomori, Honshu, 574 km (356 miles) NNE of Tokyo (40.288°N, 142.727°E) according to USGS. Epicenter was 36.3 km (22.6 miles)

September 16, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A very strong 6.2 magnitude aftershock struck at 17:00 (05:00 PM) local Japanese Time approx. 70 km out of the Honshu coast. A maximum moderate shaking was experienced, but tens of millions of people have felt this aftershock and are once again reminded at the

September 15, 2011

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Tropical storm Talas enters the Sea of Japan

Tropical Storm Talas formed over the western Pacific Ocean on August 25, 2011. By September 1, storm clouds had reached the southern shores of Japan. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture of the storm the

September 03, 2011

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Nuclear expert says Fukushima radiation coming to USA, massive cover-up under way

There has been a lot of disinformation regarding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears the government agencies of other nations cooperated with Japan while the international nuclear industry sided with TEPCO's (Tokyo Electric Power Company) disinformation and

September 01, 2011

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Chances of big quake below Tokyo rising

The possibility of a huge plate-boundary earthquake amplified by simultaneous moves in two or more focal areas beneath Tokyo has been increasing since the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.The institute

September 01, 2011

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Tropical storm Talas threatens Japan

Tropical Storm Talas will gather typhoon strength south of Japan before midweek and could ultimately make a landfall as a typhoon in southeastern Japan, west of Tokyo.TC Warning TextPrognostic Reasoning Talas, as a tropical storm or typhoon landfall, would bring

August 30, 2011

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Excessive radioactive cesium found in Fukushima fish

Fish caught at a port about 55 kilometers from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contained radioactive cesium at levels exceeding an allowable limit, the environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday.The samples taken at Onahama port in Iwaki, Fukushima

August 10, 2011

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Japan names more Fukushima evacuation areas, more contaminated beef found

Japan on Thursday recommended 59 more households should evacuate from four areas considered radiation "hot spots" near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.The voluntary guidance, in areas where higher levels of radiation have been detected sporadically

July 23, 2011

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Nuclear nightmare

For almost three months the bad nuclear news has been shouting at us, warning us, but even the professionals in the area of toxicity are not abandoning their lives or homes. Is it an everyone-goes-down-with-the-ship paradigm that has a hold on these people? The

July 18, 2011

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Ma-On will become a Super Typhoon

Typhoon Ma-On, now packing 135-mph winds, continues to threaten Japan. Landfall in southern Japan is a distinct possibility as early as Monday night local time.Winds in Ma-On strengthened from 105 mph to 135 mph in just 24 hours. Further strengthening is expected as

July 15, 2011

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Fukushima residents’ urine now radioactive

More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure. Both are about 30 to 40 km from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which has

June 27, 2011

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Tropical storm Meari is expected to strengthen and become a category 1 typhoon

Tropical storm Meari (Falcon) is in the West Pacific basin, approximately 500 nautical miles south-southwest of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Meari is moving northwest at 12 knots with maximum sustained winds of 40 knots. The storm is expected to strengthen and become a

June 23, 2011

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6.7 earthquake rumbles along northeast coast of Japan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan early Thursday morning, local time.The epicenter of the quake was close to where the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. The center of the magnitude 6.7

June 23, 2011

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6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan- tsunami warnings issued

Japan has issued a tsunami alert after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck in the northeast of the country, rattling the areas hardest hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami disasters. The meteorological agency said on Thursday the latest jolt hit at 6.51am (7.51am AEST)

June 22, 2011

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Strong earthquake 7.2 strike Japan

Strong 7,2 earthquake hit near east coast of Honshu at depth of 49km.The April 7, 2011 earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan occurred as a result of thrust/reverse faulting on or near the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America

April 07, 2011

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Earth movements from Japan earthquake confirmed via satellites

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA’s space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.Scientists are calling on data from the

March 31, 2011

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Mt. Sakurajima exploded - Volcanic ash alert issued

Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center issued an ash warning for Sakurajima Volcano which is considered ‘very dangerous’.Sakurajima (also spelled Sakurashima or Sakura-jima, 桜島 in Japanese) volcano in southern Kyushu is one of the most active volcanoes in the

March 29, 2011

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Radioactive leak after nuclear power plant explosion in Japan

The Japanese government said radiation emanating from the plant appeared to have decreased after Saturday's blast, which produced a cloud of white smoke that obscured the complex. But the danger was grave enough that officials pumped seawater into the reactor to...

March 13, 2011

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Quake-hit Japan declares nuclear emergency

Japan has declared a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed following today's massive earthquake. So far officials have said there is no leak of deadly radiation from the crippled facility in Onahama city, about 170 miles north-east

March 11, 2011

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Evacuations ordered near Japanese volcano Shinmoedakle

More than 2,500 people living near a volcano that has been spewing ash in southern Japan were advised to evacuate their homes Thursday after heavy rain threatened mudslides of accumulated ash, a local official said. Shinmoedake began erupting in late January, in its

February 17, 2011