Magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan

National Dec 21, 2020

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 rattled northeastern Japan on early Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the weather agency said. The quake at 2:23 a.m., with a focus at a depth of 43 kilometers off Aomori Prefecture, registered a weak 5 on ...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts Izu Oshima area

National Dec 18, 2020

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts Izu Oshima area

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake, which measured a weak 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected in coastal Izu Oshima, on Friday at 6:09 p.m. In the same vicinity, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake, which measured 4 on the shindo scale, was detected at a depth ...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolts Ibaraki area

National Nov 22, 2020

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolts Ibaraki area

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake, which measured a weak 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 40 kilometers off the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday at 7:06 p.m. There is currently no tsunami warning in effect. As a precaution, those near ...

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 ...