Tetsu Joko, The Japan News Published 2:56 pm PST, Saturday, March 2, 2019 Ruins of a building that survived the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Ruins of a building that survived the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Japan News-Yomiuri Photo Photo: Japan News-Yomiuri Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Ruins of a building that survived the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Ruins of a building that survived the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Photo: Japan News-Yomiuri Photo Building tells tragic tale of Great East Japan … [Read more...] about Building tells tragic tale of Great East Japan Earthquake
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AT least seven people died as an earthquake triggered devastating mudslides in northern Japan. More than five million residents were left without electricity following the powerful early morning quake in Hokkaido. Where is Hokkaido? Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan, and the largest and most northerly of its 47 prefectures, or regional government areas. It is slightly smaller than the island of Ireland, and has a population of around 5.4million. The largest city is Sapporo, home to just under two million people. Hokkaido is separated from Honshu, the Main Island, by the Tsugaru Strait, and connected by a railway that runs 14.5 miles under the sea through the Seikan Tunnel. Like much of Japan, Hokkaido is a seismic danger zone on the Pacific Ring Of Fire with at least six active volcanoes on the island. It is prone to earthquakes. In 2003 a powerful megathrust quake of 8.3 magnitude truck offshore, destroying roads, triggering landslips and injuring 800 people. In 1993, a … [Read more...] about Japan earthquake – where is Hokkaido, what magnitude was the quake and how many people were killed?
Tokyo, Sep 6: The death toll due to the powerful earthquake which struck Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido today (September 6) has touched eight. The earthquake triggered landslides as well as causing the loss of power at nearly all of 3 million households and a nuclear power plant to go on a backup generator. The lanslides are said to brought down several houses. Police search missing persons at the site of a landslide after an earthquake in Atsuma town The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.6. No tsunami warning was issued. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said a man was found without vital signs in Tomakomai, and several people were reported missing in the nearby town of Atsuma. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the authorities have received hundreds of calls about people missing and buildings collapsing. File photo of Kansai International Airport following a powerful typhoon on Sep 4 Officials are doing their utmost … [Read more...] about Japan earthquake: Several houses crushed due to landslides, death toll touches 8
At least eight people were killed killed and 32 were missing, Japanese media reported, after a powerful earthquake paralysed the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents. Aerial footage showed dozens of landslides exposing barren hillsides near the town of Atsuma in southern Hokkaido, with mounds of reddish earth and fallen trees piled up at the edge of green fields. The collapsed remains of what appeared to be houses or barns were scattered about. Six of the deaths were in the village of Atsuma, National broadcaster NHK reported. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that 25,000 troops and other personnel were being dispatched to the area to help with rescue operations. NHK showed the moment the quake struck the city of Muroran, with its camera violently shaking and all city lights going black moment later. In Sapporo, a mudslide on a road left several cars half buried. Akira Fukui, from the main … [Read more...] about Japan earthquake: Eight dead and dozens missing in landslides as lights go out on Hokkaido
Tokyo, Aug 14: An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck Chiba Prefecture in Japan, said reports. There were no immediate reports of damage. The details of exact location of the epicentre is not known yet, but the epicentre of an earthquake of similar magnitude which had struck the region in May was off the coast of Chiba prefecture. Also Read | Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430 Japan sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. On August 7, a shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 had struck off the eastern coast of Japan. The epicentre of August 7 earthquake was 12.1 kilometers deep and centered 243 kilometers east of Ofunato city. Many parts of the country have experienced devastating earthquakes and tidal waves in the past. The Great Kanto Earthquake, the worst in Japanese history, hit the Kanto plain around Tokyo in 1923 and resulted in the deaths of over 100,000 people. Also Read | US: Strongest-ever … [Read more...] about Japan: Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 strikes Chiba Prefecture