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…

Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, sonic boom reported, Japan

Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, sonic boom reported, Japan

A bright fireball streaked across Japan's capital Tokyo at 17:32 UTC on July 1, 2020 (02:32 JST, July 2). Many people reported hearing a sonic boom minutes after the meteor exploded, which is considered rare, according to the National Astronomical Observatory….

Tokyo records lowest temperature in 48 years, Japan

Tokyo records lowest temperature in 48 years, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a very rare low temperature advisory for capital Tokyo as cold air started affecting the country on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This is the first such warning for Tokyo in 33 years, officials said, adding the cold weather…

Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured. The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22,…

Strong earthquake M6.2 rattles Tokyo vicinity, Japan

Strong earthquake M6.2 rattles Tokyo vicinity, Japan

Strong earthquake measuring M6.2 (JMA) on the Richter scale struck near Tokyo, Japan on May 4, 2014 at 20:18 UTC (May 5, 2014 at 05:18 JST – local time). Japan Meteorological Agency reported depth of 160 km. Epicenter was located 23 km (14 miles) ESE of Ito and 98

Cesium pollen started attacking Tokyo

Cesium pollen started attacking Tokyo

Cesium pollen has finally started attacking Tokyo, Saitama, and Kagoshima on Feb. 9, 2012. Because this winter is colder than usual, it is about 1 week later than average and the peek is estimated to be early in March.Because the first week of February was

Tokyo to become dumping ground for radioactive rubble from Fukushima disaster

Tokyo to become dumping ground for radioactive rubble from Fukushima disaster

Authorities from Fukushima and other disaster-stricken areas in Japan say they do not have the capacity to process and dispose of all the radioactive rubble left over from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck back in March.A large portion of that waste is