Tag - izu-islands



A Reeves' muntjac at the Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima Zoo Park on Oct. 3
Nov 30, 2023
'Barking deer' in Japan causing havoc for human population
Damage to crops and the ecosystem has been substantial, and the local governments concerned are striving to ultimately eradicate the species.
A tsunami advisory has been issued for areas highlighted in yellow. The areas highlighted in blue may see small sea-level changes of up to 20 centimeters.
Oct 9, 2023
Small tsunami seen on islands near Tokyo, other Pacific coast areas
No damage has been reported following the tsunami that struck after a 5:25 a.m. quake.
A Meteorological Agency official holds a news conference on Thursday after the agency issued a tsunami advisory for the Izu island chain. The advisory was lifted early Thursday afternoon.
Oct 5, 2023
Small tsunami waves reach Japan’s Izu islands after 6.6 M quake
The Meteorological Agency lifted its tsunami advisory just after 1 p.m. but it warned the public about the possibility of aftershocks.
Japan Times
May 22, 2023
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts area near Izu Islands
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake, which measured a weak 5 on the shindo (intensity) scale, was detected at a depth of 10 kilometers in the waters around Niijima and Kozushima on Monday at 4:42 p.m.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 18, 2018
Scuba diving in Japan: Beneath the sea, a paradise of color and life
A carpet of sand stretches into the distance below me. As clear and still as the water, the light seems muted, creating a peaceful, subdued scene.
Mar 24, 2017
Japan issues eruption warning for undersea volcano off Aogashima
The Meteorological Agency on Friday warned that an underwater volcano about 400 km south of Tokyo could erupt soon, spurring the Japan Coast Guard to issue an alert to ships in the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 2, 2016
Researchers find high-grade gold ore in waters south of Tokyo
The ore contained as much as 275 grams of gold per ton, a figure that is higher than usual for such deposits on land or sea in Japan.
May 15, 2013
Nankai Big One could kill 1,800 in isles: metro team
Some 1,800 people in the Izu and Ogasawara island chains in the Pacific could be killed, mainly by tsunami, if the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan experiences a major temblor, the metro government says.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation