6.7 earthquake rumbles along northeast coast of Japan

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

Strong earthquake 7.2 strike Japan

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

Earth movements from Japan earthquake confirmed via satellites

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

Mt. Sakurajima exploded – Volcanic ash alert issued

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

Radioactive leak after nuclear power plant explosion in Japan

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…

Quake-hit Japan declares nuclear emergency

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

Evacuations ordered near Japanese volcano Shinmoedakle

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