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Kagoshima local meteorological observatory announced Sakurajima has inflation of the volcanic edifice

On 1/6/2015, Kagoshima local meteorological observatory announced Sakurajima is having the inflation of the volcanic edifice. According to the local meteorological observatory, the crater is stuck with volcanic ash. Clinometers

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Diastrophism under Lake Biwa is ongoing

Diastrophism is ongoing under Lake Biwa, from the research of prof. Kumagai of Ritsumeikan university. 5 years ago Kumagai’s researching group found out the sediment is blown up with bubbles

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Perceptible earthquake hit Japan for 2,045 times in 2014

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, perceptible earthquake happened for 2,045 times in Japan from 1/1/2014 to 12/30/2014. It was 1,790 times at average in 10 years to end in 2010. The

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M5.8 hit Fukushima offshore / 2 more major quakes in close area

A major earthquake hit Fukushima offshore at 18:30 of 12/20/2014 (JST) according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Magnitude was 5.8. The depth of epicenter was 40km. The maximum seismic intensity was

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160 volcanic earthquakes observed in the mountain 80km from Fukushima plant

Following up this article.. Japan Meteorological Agency raised volcanic alert level 80km from Fukushima plant / “Don’t approach the crater” [URL]   On 12/12/2014, Sendai district meteorological observatory announced they

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M4.3 quake occurred at the foot of Mt. Fuji

M4.3 occurred at the foot of Mt. Fuji on 12/11/2014, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. It hit around the Five Lakes of Mt. Fuji at 15:07 (JST). The depth of

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M6.8 hit Northern part of Nagano / 50 aftershocks within 24 hours

M6.8 hit Northern part of Nagano prefecture at 22:08 of 11/22/2014 (JST). The seismic scale was 6-. 30 minutes later, an aftershock of M4.3 occurred. The seismic scale was 5-.

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M5.3 hit Fukushima offshore again / Gravitational acceleration reported significantly smaller in Daiichi plant

A major earthquake hit Fukushima offshore at 10:51 11/20/2014 (JST). Magnitude was 5.3, the maximum seismic intensity was 4. The depth of epicenter was 40km.   Tepco reported the horizontal

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Earthquakes suddenly increased all around in Japan on 11/12/2014

Unusual number of the earthquakes occurred all around in Japan, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. The epicenters were from Fukushima to Kunashiri-to island. From 0:00 to 20:08, 9 earthquakes happened

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Volcano erupted in the central Japan / Over 10 people cardiopulmonary arrest, still 43 missing

Photo : A climber’s post on Twitter just less than a minute before the eruption. This is the mountain top of the volcano, and this person has not updated Twitter.