No major damage after magnitude 5.3 quake hits Kagoshima Bay

Jul 11, 2017

No major damage after magnitude 5.3 quake hits Kagoshima Bay

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit Kagoshima Bay on Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said, with no major damage reported. The 11:56 a.m. temblor, originating at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers, registered upper 5 on the seven-level Japanese seismic scale ...

Jun 12, 2017

Two hikers die on Yakushima mountain

Two hikers in their 60s were found dead Monday on a mountain on the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, police said. They were identified as Kanako Yamada, 69, of Kagoshima, who vanished in a swollen stream Sunday morning, and Kazunori Tanaka, 67, also of ...

May 13, 2017

Rainy season starts in Okinawa and Amami

The rainy season appears to have started in Okinawa and Amami, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday. The start is four days later than average for Okinawa and two days later for Kagoshima Prefecture's Amami, but three days earlier than last year for both regions, according ...

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

Feb 11, 2017

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

A Panamanian-registered tanker ran aground on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday but none of the crew were injured, the Japan Coast Guard said. All 18 crew members — 17 Myanmar nationals and a Taiwanese — on the 5,404-ton Sagan were rescued by helicopter ...