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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

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[Photo] Reactor 1 could have been severely collapsed if M4.8 occurred 6 hours earlier on 11/19

Tepco’s decommissioning attempt could have collapsed the crippled Reactor 1 on 11/19/2015. This is not largely recognized by the mass media.   According to Tepco, they started removing the minor

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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.