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30 injured after tropical storm hits Japan

The severe tropical storm has now turned to a low-pressure system even as it was still bringing strong winds and heavy rain across the country, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Sep 23, 2019, 14:36 PM IST

38 dead in Japan rains, floods

 At least 38 people have died and almost 50 remained missing on Saturday due to torrential rainfall and flooding in southern Japan.

Jul 07, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

Volcano in Japan erupts, spews ash and smoke

Mt. Shinmoe, which straddles both Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, has seen a series of eruptions since October 2017 when it became particularly active.

Jun 22, 2018, 10:27 AM IST

Japan: A day after strong earthquake, landslide alerts issued in Osaka

Government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga advised people to monitor the situation through television and radio news.

Jun 19, 2018, 13:05 PM IST

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

The volcano on the border of Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures started erupting yesterday for the first time in six years.

Oct 12, 2017, 15:55 PM IST

Typhoon Talim to make landfall in Japan's Kyushu island

Typhoon Talim is scheduled to make landfall in the Japanese island of Kyushu on Sunday, the weather agency announced on Saturday.

Sep 16, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan's Fukushima on Tuesday, a weather agency said.

Nov 22, 2016, 06:17 AM IST

Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan

Authorities issued storm and heavy rain warnings on Wednesday as powerful typhoon Chaba barrelled toward Japan, after it hit a South Korean resort island causing flight cancellations and flooding streets.

Oct 05, 2016, 10:18 AM IST

Strong typhoon Lionrock heads for Japan's northeast

A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast.

Aug 30, 2016, 11:50 AM IST

Typhoon to hit Japan on Tuesday; meteorological agency issues warnings

Japanese authorities on Monday issued warnings of intense rainfall, winds and waves as a powerful typhoon is set to hit the country on Tuesday.

Aug 29, 2016, 14:36 PM IST

Earthquake in Japan today: Powerful 7.0 quake strikes near Kumamoto, tsunami advisory lifted

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck Japan on Friday night. According to media reports, a tsunami warning has also been issued.  

Apr 15, 2016, 22:29 PM IST

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast; no tsunami

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's southwest coast on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

Volcano erupts in southern Japan; shoots out large rocks, hot lava

The eruption shot out large rocks, with the agency warning debris and pyroclastic flows -- super hot and fast-moving mixture of gases and rock fragments -- could reach as far as two kilometres away from the eruption vents.

Feb 05, 2016, 18:41 PM IST

Moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Tokyo

A moderate earthquake hit Tokyo early Saturday, waking residents and shaking buildings in the Japanese capital, but there was no immediate report of any damage.

Sep 12, 2015, 04:26 AM IST

Torrential rain triggers landslides, floods in Japan

 Torrential rain stemming from typhoon Etau has triggerred floods and landslides in Japan and sparked mass-evacuations from the hardest-hit areas, the media reported on Thursday.

Sep 10, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

Japan orders 90,000 to evacuate as heavy rain triggers floods

Authorities in central Japan on Thursday ordered tens of thousands to flee their homes after torrential rains flooded rivers and triggered landslides, with one person missing after a mudslide buried houses.

Sep 10, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

Japan issues warning for volcano eruption

 The Japan Meteorological Agency on Saturday raised the warning level to an unprecedented 4 for Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima prefecture due to increased volcanic activities.

Aug 15, 2015, 10:14 AM IST

DNA: Drone footage of Kathmandu devastation

Amateur drone footage has emerged showing the extent of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

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Apr 28, 2015, 11:25 AM IST

Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes eastern Japan, no tsunami warning

 An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 shook eastern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Feb 23, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake off northeast Japan, no damage expected

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Feb 20, 2015, 10:27 AM IST