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M6.9 and 5.3 occurred Ogasawara island offshore again / Epicenter depth was 480 km

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, an earthquake of M6.9 happened Ogasawara island offshore again at 21:19 of 6/23/2015 (JST). (cf, M8.5 occurred Ogasawara island offshore / Seismic intensity 5+ in Greater

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11 earthquakes continuously occurred for 5 days in Kushiro area of Hokkaido

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, 11 quakes have been observed in Kushiro area of Hokkaido since 6/3/2015.   The first one happened at 20:39 of 6/3/2015 (JST). It is followed by

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The epicenter of 5/30 quake was deep as lower mantle of the earth / Deepest for M8 class quakes since 1900

Following up this article.. M8.5 occurred Ogasawara island offshore / Seismic intensity 5+ in Greater Tokyo Area [URL]   On 5/31/2015, Japan Meteorological Agency announced the quake of 5/30 was actually

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M8.5 occurred Ogasawara island offshore / Seismic intensity 5+ in Greater Tokyo Area

A very strong earthquake happened Ogasawara islands offshore at 20:24 of 5/30/2015 (JST) Magnitude was 8.5 according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Epicenter depth was 590km. The maximum seismic intensity was

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M5.6 hit greater Tokyo area / Maximum seismic intensity 5-

At 14:28 of 5/25/2015 (JST), M5.6 occurred in the north of Tokyo, Japan Meteorological Agency reported. The epicenter was in the Northern area of Saitama prefecture. However the highest seismic

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M6.6 hit Miyagi offshore / Scale 5+ observed

At 6:13 of 5/13/2015 (JST), a major earthquake hit Miyagi offshore. Magnitude was 6.6. The maximum seismic intensity was 5+. Scale 2 was observed in greater Tokyo area as well.

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Another M5.7 hit North East Japan offshore again

Following up this article.. Strong quakes successively hit North East Japan / Tepco publishing no reports on Fukushima plant status [URL]   Another major quake occurred North East Japan offshore

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Whale and approx. 100 dolphins seen in the Inland Sea of Japan / Maritime Safety Agency “Extremely rare”

A whale and a large flock of dolphins were found in the Inland Sea of Japan by the local fishers. About 13:30 of 1/25/2015, local fishers found a humpback whale approx.

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Meteorological Agency “Eruptive activity is becoming intense at Mount Aso. Volcanic tremor continues 24h/day”

Mount Aso, an active volcano of Kumamoto prefecture, is starting to be active, according to Japan meteorological agency. From their monthly report published on 1/13/2015, the eruptive activity has become intense

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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