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 ...

People in disaster-hit Tohoku pin hopes on rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

National Mar 27, 2020

People in disaster-hit Tohoku pin hopes on rescheduled Tokyo Olympics

People in the Tohoku region devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami expressed hopes Wednesday that a rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will showcase to the world next year their progress toward reconstruction. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that the 2020 Tokyo Games would be ...