Major quake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

World Oct 20, 2020

Major quake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

A major 7.5 magnitude quake off the coast of Alaska triggered small tsunami waves Monday, U.S. agencies said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Residents evacuated to higher ground as tsunami warnings covered much of the southern coast of the remote ...

Museum about 2011 quake and nuclear disaster opens in Fukushima

National Sep 20, 2020

Museum about 2011 quake and nuclear disaster opens in Fukushima

Fukushima Prefecture on Sunday opened a museum about the massive March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster in a bid to pass down memories of the calamity to future generations. The Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster Memorial Museum, located in the town ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi Prefecture area

National Sep 12, 2020

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi Prefecture area

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 40 kilometers off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, on Saturday at 11:44 a.m. There is currently no tsunami warning in effect. As a precaution, those near coastal areas ...

Prayers offered for victims of 2018 Hokkaido quake

National Sep 6, 2020

Prayers offered for victims of 2018 Hokkaido quake

Prayers were offered on Sunday for victims of a powerful earthquake that hit southern areas of Hokkaido two years ago. In the town of Atsuma, where 37 people were killed by landslides, Mayor Shoichiro Miyasaka and city personnel offered silent prayers at a municipal welfare ...

11 injured after magnitude 5.0 quake strikes central Japan

National Sep 4, 2020

11 injured after magnitude 5.0 quake strikes central Japan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 shook central Japan on Friday but no tsunami warning was issued, the weather agency said, leaving at least 11 people hurt. The quake struck at around 9:10 a.m. in Fukui Prefecture and originated at a depth of about ...

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Fukui

National Sep 4, 2020

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts Fukui

A magnitude 5 earthquake, which measured a weak 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 10 kilometers in Fukui Prefecture on Friday at 9:10 a.m. No tsunami warning was issued. More information: Detailed information about this earthquake from the Japan Meteorological ...