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M5.0 hit southern part of Ibaraki prefecture

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), a major quake occurred in Southern part of Ibaraki prefecture at 7:54 of 6/12/2016 (JST). Magnitude was 5.0. The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

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M6.1 hit western Japan / JMA “Connection with a potential great earthquake is not known”

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M6.1 occurred offshore Mie prefecture at 11:39 of 4/1/2016 (JST). It affected the large area of mid-western Japan. The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

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Kanto area still has as double earthquakes as before 311

Prof. Toda from Tohoku university reported that Kanto area still has earthquakes as double frequently as before 311. From his research, in large area to surround Tokyo bay, the frequency

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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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M5.7 occurred Iwate offshore

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M5.7 happened offshore Iwate prefecture at 14:32 of 2/2/2016 (JST). The depth of epicenter was 20km. Maximum seismic intensity was 4. The maximum seismic

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M4.2 occurred Fukushima offshore

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M4.2 hit Fukushima offshore at 2:13 AM of 1/25/2016 (JST). The maximum seismic intensity was 4. The depth of epicenter was 30km. 2 hours

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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