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8 quakes hit Tokara islands within an hour on 3rd Feb

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 8 earthquakes happened near Tokara islands within only 1 hour on 2/3/2016. Tokara islands are South West offshore of the main land of Japan.

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9 earthquakes occurred offshore of Amami Oshima island within 4 hours

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), 9 earthquakes hit offshore of Amami Oshima island only from the night of 1/9/2016 to the next day.   The first quake happened at

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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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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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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.

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[Photo] “White smoke” came up from the body of Mt. Fuji / Ministry of Land “Just cloud of dust”

“White smoke” was observed in extremely large area of Mt. Fuji on 9/30/2015. From around 9AM, white and brown “smoke” was seen soaring in an erosional valley located on the west