• earthquake Feb 14

    Powerful Japan Quake Sets Off Landslide, Minor Injuries

    A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of northeastern Japan, shaking Fukushima, Miyagi and other areas

  • earthquake Feb 13

    7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan

    A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck the Northeastern coast of Japan near Fukushima prefecture. The same area that was struck with an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.

  • food Oct 12, 2019

    Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo as Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan

    A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall southwest of Tokyo, with streets, beaches and train stations deserted. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food ahead of Typhoon Hagibis. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously...

  • Europe Jul 10, 2018

    Over 150 Dead in Japan Floods; Many Out of Power, Water

    Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll has exceeded 150. More than 50 people were unaccounted for as of Tuesday evening, many in the hardest-hit Hiroshima area. At Akira Tanimoto’s apartment complex, about a dozen victims have...

  • social media Jul 10, 2018

    Rescuers Search for Dozens Still Missing After Deadly Japan Floods

    Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup. More than 100 people were confirmed dead in the disaster. Minoru Katayama, 86, rushed back to his home in Mabi city, in Okayama prefecture,...

  • Japan Jun 18, 2018

    4 Dead, Hundreds Injured by Quake in Osaka in Western Japan

    Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left many homes without water or gas. The quake also...

  • Japan Jan 23, 2018

    12 Skiers Hurt by Flying Rocks on Japanese Volcano

    Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died. The eruption quickly darkened the ski slope at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane with black ash, as volcanic rocks rained down on gondolas and people skiing...

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