National Apr 26, 2020

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolts Tokyo area

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit Ibaraki Prefecture at 9:49 a.m. Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital. The earthquake hit at a depth of 70 kilometers and was centered inland, the Meteorological Agency said. There was no risk of tsunami from the earthquake, it added, and ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi area

National Apr 20, 2020

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Miyagi area

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake, registering a 4 on the Japanese intensity scale, struck off Miyagi Prefecture early Monday, according to the Meteorological Agency, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake, which occurred just after 5:30 a.m., came at a depth of 50 km, the ...

Kumamoto marks quake anniversary with downsized ceremony in pandemic

National Apr 14, 2020

Kumamoto marks quake anniversary with downsized ceremony in pandemic

Kumamoto Prefecture on Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of two massive earthquakes that killed 275 people, with a ceremony scaled down amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-six participants, including those who lost family members in the disaster, observed a moment of silence at the Kumamoto Prefectural ...

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

National Mar 11, 2020

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

The public, industry and academic sectors in four northeastern prefectures hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are collaborating on a project to highlight disaster-related monuments and remains across the region. Dubbed the "3.11 Densho Road," the initiative aims to link disaster-related sites across ...