May 3, 2015

Minor tsunami hit Izu after magnitude-5.9 quake

Tsunami of up to 50 cm hit the Izu island chain early Sunday after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake, and one isle was hit even before warning could be sent. There have been no reports of damage or injuries from the waves, according to police and ...

Apr 2, 2015

Ambitious Nankai quake plan

The government must verify and review its highly ambitious reponse plan for the predicted Nankai Trough quake to ensure it can be implemented smoothly when disaster strikes.

Tsunami-damaged Ishinomaki Line makes full recovery in Miyagi

Mar 22, 2015

Tsunami-damaged Ishinomaki Line makes full recovery in Miyagi

The JR Ishinomaki Line in Miyagi Prefecture resumed full service over the weekend after the massive tsunami spawned by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake wrecked it. According to East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), the last damaged section between Urashuku and Onagawa ...