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JMA to increase the staff by 50 percent to observe volcanos

On 12/24/2015, JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency) announced they are going to increase the members of the staff by 1.5 times much as now. From the next fiscal year, they are

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5 quakes occurred in Tokyo bay within only 1 hour

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 5 earthquakes happened in Tokyo bay on 12/26/2015. All of them occurred from 22:12 to 23:21 (JST). The maximum magnitude was 3.4 The depth

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5 quakes repeatedly occurring within 4 hours in the center of Tottori prefecture

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 5 earthquakes repeatedly occurred within 4 hours in the center of Tottori prefecture. The occurring time and magnitude are as follows. All of these

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M7.0 hit South West of Kyushu

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M7.0 occurred offshore of Kagoshima  prefecture at 5:51AM on 11/14/2015 (JST). The maximum seismic intensity was 4. The depth of epicenter was only 10km.

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M4.9 occurred in South Ibaraki / Seismic intensity 4 observed

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), a large earthquake happened in South part of Ibaraki prefecture at 22:45 of 11/7/2015 (JST). The magnitude was 4.9. The maximum seismic intensity was

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M5.5 hit Fukushima offshore / Tepco “No abnormality reported”

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M5.5 occurred offshore Fukushima at 15:04 of 10/21/2015 (JST). The maximum seismic intensity was 4. Quake was observed from Aomori prefecture to Shizuoka prefecture.

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Tottori quake still continues / Prefecture “possibility of earthquake swarm”

Following up this article.. 7 quakes occurred in Western Japan with only 10 mins intervals [URL]   After the article was posted above, 3 more quakes occurred at the same location

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7 quakes occurred in Western Japan with only 10 mins intervals

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 7 earthquakes repeatedly happened in Western Japan from 10/17 to 10/18/2015 (JST). All of those quakes share the same epicenter in the central area

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Tohoku uni “Tectonic plate to have caused 311 started re-storing strain again”

The researching group of Tohoku University reported that the tectonic plate of 311 has started being strained again. 311 was caused by the release of strain of the tectonic plate

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11 quakes happened near the epicenter of 311 since 10/3/2015

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 11 earthquakes have continuously happened since 10/3/2015 at one location. Especially from 18:36 of 10/6/2015 (JST), 6 quakes occurred until the morning of 10/7/2015.