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How ready are you for Japan's next big earthquake?

Jun 27, 2018

How ready are you for Japan's next big earthquake?

Emergency kits are a must-have in earthquake prone Japan, but a survey by The Japan Times has found that a number of people did not use theirs when a deadly quake rocked Osaka Prefecture and its vicinity last week. The June 18 quake, which affected ...

A closer look at the <I>shindo </I>seismic scale

Jun 27, 2018

A closer look at the shindo seismic scale

The Japan Meteorological Agency has a unique seismic scale called shindo that measures the degree of shaking in the event of an earthquake. This set of numbers, ranging from 0 to 7, is different from an earthquake's magnitude, which is a numerical value reflecting ...

Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake

Jun 19, 2018

Anxious travelers cancel bookings, spooked by deadly Osaka quake

Monday morning's deadly earthquake in Osaka has affected tourism in the region, with travelers at home and overseas canceling bookings in the affected areas. At least four people were killed and hundreds more injured in the quake. The operator of a hotel in central Kyoto said ...