Articles tagged "kyushu"

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Death toll from record-breaking rains hits 68 - Kyushu, Japan

The death toll from the record-breaking downpours on the island of Kyushu in Japan has climbed to 68 on Monday, July 13, 2020. On the same day, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Kumamoto Prefecture to assess the damage inflicted by flooding and landslides...

July 14, 2020

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Severe weather death toll hits 56, ministry deploys 20 000 troops as disaster widens to northern Kyushu, Japan

The death toll caused by record-breaking rains in Kyushu, Japan hit 56 on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The Defense Ministry said it will double the number of troops to 20 000 and deploy them to hard-hit areas as disaster widened to the island's northern region. A team...

July 08, 2020

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Massive floods and record rains leave 50 dead or missing, 270 000 urged to evacuate - Kyushu, Japan

As many as 50 people are feared dead or missing and about 270 000 were prompted to evacuate their homes after severe flooding hit southern Japan's Kyushu island over the weekend. At least 10 locations in Kumamoto Prefecture recorded more than 410 mm (16 inches)...

July 06, 2020

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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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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Very strong and shallow M7.3 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan

​A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 (increased from M7.1) hit Kyushu, Japan at 16:25 UTC on April 15, 2016 (01:25 JST on April 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km...

April 15, 2016

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JMA warns eruption of Mount Io possible, Japan

After an increase in shallow volcanic earthquakes detected on February 28, 2016, the Japan Meteorological Agency has warned a small eruption is possible at Io volcano, Mount Kirishima mountain ranges, southern Kyushu, Japan. In the event of an eruption, large stones...

February 28, 2016

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Asosan - the largest volcano in Japan enters new eruptive phase, Kyushu

Asosan, the largest active volcano in Japan and one of the world's largest volcanoes, started its new eruptive phase this week prompting Japanese authorities to cancel or divert flights on Thursday, November 27, 2014. A column of ash and smoke reached about 2 133 me

November 27, 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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Typhoon "Phanfone" intensifies, heading toward southern Japan

Tropical Storm "Phanfone" formed on September 29, 2014, east of Guam (Northwestern Pacific Ocean) and soon triggered tropical storm warnings for Saipan, Tinian, Pagan and Alamagan and a typhoon watch for the northern Marianas Islands, including Pagan and Alama

October 02, 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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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Kyushu, Japan

Earthquake registered as M 6.1 (JMA) struck Kyushu, Japan on March 13, 2014 at 17:07 UTC (02:07 JST on March 14). JMA is reporting depth of 80 km. USGS is reporting M 6.3 at depth of 82.9 km (51.5 miles). Epicenter was located 13 km (8 miles) N

March 13, 2014

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Strong activity seen at Sakurajima volcano

Strong activity is seen again at Showa crater on Sakurajima volcano. People reporting a few big explosions. For now there is no further information but we bring you a few webcams and earthquake reports from Japan Meteorological Agency. Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory

July 22, 2011