Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Tokyo, Japan

Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Tokyo, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit near Tokyo, Japan at 13:41 UTC (22:41 LT) on October 7, 2021, at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 62 km (38 miles), EMSC M5.9 at 80 km (50 miles). The epicenter was located…

M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, Honshu, Japan

M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, Honshu, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit off the coast of Iwate Prefecture, Honshu, Japan at 17:46 UTC on October 5, 2021, at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.6 at a depth of 54 km (33 miles), EMSC M5.6 at 60 km (37 miles). The…

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit the central Sea of Japan at 08:37 UTC (17:37 JST) on September 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 400 km (248 miles). The USGS is reproing M6.1 at a depth of 367.7 km (228 miles). The epicenter was…

Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

Eruption at Suwanosejima, Volcanic Alert Level raised to 3, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Suwanosejima volcano from 2 to 3 at 17:30 UTC on September 16, 2021. Authorities are urging residents of Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture to refrain from entering the danger zone. The…

Record-breaking rains hit Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Record-breaking rains hit Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Extremely heavy rains are falling across parts of western and southwestern Japan since Thursday, August 12, 2021, causing floods and landslides and prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders. At least 1 person was killed and two others are missing, as of early…

Extremely heavy rain over parts of southwestern Japan

Extremely heavy rain over parts of southwestern Japan

A stationary front near the Tsushima Strait is dropping extremely heavy rains on parts of western Japan on August 12, 2021, forcing authorities to issue warnings and evacuation orders. Officials are calling on residents to be on alert and stay safe as a linear band…