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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

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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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Japan Meteorological Agency raised volcanic alert level 80km from Fukushima plant / “Don’t approach the crater”

On 12/12/2014, Japan Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic alert level of a mountain located 82km from Fukushima plant. The volcano is called “Azumayama”, located between Fukushima prefecture and Yamagata prefecture.

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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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M5.0 class quakes hit Fukushima offshore twice within 45 mins

Two major quakes occurred Fukushima offshore with only 45 minutes interval. At 21:45 of 9/24/2014 (JST), M5.0 hit Fukushima offshore. The maximum seismic intensity was 4. At 22:35 (JST), M5.2

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M5.6 hit South part of Ibaraki / Entire Kanto area shaken

M5.6 occurred in South part of Ibaraki at 12:28 9/16/2014 (JST), according to Japan Meteorological Agency. The depth of epicenter was 50km. The entire Kanto area, even a part of

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M4.3 South Ibaraki / Reader “Very short, felt like something exploded underground”

An earthquake of M4.3 occurred in Southern part of Ibaraki prefecture at 17:27 of 8/24/2014 (JST), according to Japan Meteorological Agency. The maximum seismic intensity was 3 in Tokyo. One