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Japan Earthquake Moved Coastline 820 Feet

7.6 magnitude quake caused significant uplift in some areas, pushing seafloor above water

(Newser) - The New Year's Day earthquake rocked Japan so significantly that the country's coastline shifted by as much as 820 feet, more than the length of two US football fields. The 7.6 magnitude January 1 quake caused significant uplift in some parts of the Noto Peninsula, Live Science...

Woman in Her 90s Survives 5 Days in Earthquake Rubble

Death toll in western Japan reaches 126

(Newser) - A woman in her 90s was pulled alive from a collapsed house in western Japan late Saturday, 124 hours after a major quake slammed the region, killing at least 126 people, toppling buildings, and setting off landslides. The woman in Suzu city, Ishikawa Prefecture, had survived for more than five...

Survivor Rescued 72 Hours After Japan Quakes

Death toll is now 94, with hundreds missing

(Newser) - A woman was pulled carefully from the rubble on Thursday, 72 hours after a series of powerful quakes started rattling Japan's western coast. The woman was taken to a hospital after she was found trapped under her destroyed home. Despite rescue efforts, the death toll Friday grew to at...

In Japan, 'Race Against Time' for Quake Survivors

62 are dead, and tens of thousands of homes destroyed

(Newser) - The death toll in Japan after a series of strong earthquakes rose to 62 Wednesday, and rescue workers continued to work to free people feared to be trapped under the rubble, the AP reports. Dozens of others were injured, and some areas still had not seen water, power, or cell...

Japan Suffers a Series of Major Earthquakes
Japan Suffers a Series
of Major Earthquakes

Japan Suffers a Series of Major Earthquakes

At least 8 are dead, and more powerful quakes could come

(Newser) - At least eight people are dead after the series of powerful earthquakes that hit western Japan Monday, damaging buildings, vehicles, and boats. Officials were warning people in some areas on Tuesday to stay away from their homes because of a risk of more strong quakes, the AP reports. Aftershocks continued...

4 Killed,97 Hurt in Fukushima Quake
4 Killed, 97 Hurt in
Fukushima Quake

4 Killed, 97 Hurt in Fukushima Quake

Train partially derailed in Japan quake

(Newser) - The powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan Wednesday night killed four people and injured 97, the AP reports. A small tsunami reached shore, but the low-risk advisory was lifted by Thursday morning. The region is part of northern Japan that was...

7.3 Quake Hits Fukushima Area
7.3 Quake Hits
Fukushima Area

7.3 Quake Hits Fukushima Area

Authorities say tsunami risk is receding, no damage found at nuclear plant

(Newser) - A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness. The region was devastated by a deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami 11 years ago...

Clock Stopped by Earthquake a Decade Ago Restarts

After another earthquake in Japan

(Newser) - A clock that stopped working after the catastrophic 2011 earthquake in Japan has resumed ticking a decade later—after another strong earthquake. The BBC reports that the century-old, spring-driven clock in a Buddhist temple stopped keeping time when the temple was damaged by the quake and ensuing tsunami. The temple'...

Japan Marks 10th Anniversary of Triple Disaster

More than 18K died in earthquake, tsunami

(Newser) - Japan on Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that hit its northeastern region, where many survivors' lives are still on hold. Carrying bouquets, many walked to the coast or visited graves to pray for relatives and friends washed away by the tsunami, the AP...

Japan Quake Is Aftershock From Big One in 2011

It hit Japan's Fukushima region, site of nuclear disaster 10 years ago

(Newser) - Just how powerful was the 2011 earthquake that triggered a nuclear disaster in Japan? The aftershocks are still coming a decade later, reports the Japan Times . The Fukushima region got hit with a 7.1 magnitude temblor over the weekend, and Japan's Meteorological Agency is calling it an aftershock...

7 Dead, Dozens Missing in Hokkaido Quake

6.7 quake caused landslides, blackout

(Newser) - Rescuers are rushing to unearth survivors and restore power after a powerful earthquake jolted Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, buckling roads, knocking homes off their foundations and causing entire hillsides to collapse. Residents in Sapporo were shaken from their beds when the magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southern...

6.6-Magnitude Quake Rocks Japanese Island

At least one person is reportedly dead as a result

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake on Hokkaido Island in Japan triggered landslides that buried a "large" number of homes, a Japanese broadcaster reports, per CNN . Several aftershocks—one as powerful as 5.4 magnitude—followed the main quake, according to reports. An 82-year-old man died after he fell down the stairs...

3 Dead, 90 Hurt in Osaka Earthquake
3 Dead, Hundreds Hurt
in Strong Japan Quake

3 Dead, Hundreds Hurt in Strong Japan Quake

6.1 quake hit Osaka during morning commute

(Newser) - A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in...

Japan Discovers How to Keep Popsicles From Melting

And it was completely by accident

(Newser) - Eating ice cream on a hot summer's day presents something of a challenge—one must tackle the meltiest spots fast enough, before the treat becomes a mess on the ground. But this summer in Japan, people are enjoying better living through chemistry with a new type of popsicle that...

Fukushima Quake Was Aftershock From 2011

This time, there was no major tsunami damage

(Newser) - All tsunami warnings and advisories have been lifted in Japan, hours after a powerful offshore earthquake triggered a series of moderate tsunami waves. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of waves of up to 10 feet soon after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and urged residents on sections of the Pacific...

Tsunami Expected After Earthquake Near Fukushima

Residents advised to flee the coast

(Newser) - A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 earthquake hit off of Fukushima, Japan, Monday, the AP reports. Per Reuters , residents have been advised to flee the Fukushima coast and a tsunami was expected "within minutes." The story is developing.

Powerful Quake Shakes Western Japan
Powerful Quake
Shakes Western Japan

Powerful Quake Shakes Western Japan

No deaths reported after 6.6-magnitude Honshu quake

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked off loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves, and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but it apparently caused no deaths or widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously, the AP reports. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the 6.6-magnitude quake occurred...

He Learned to Dive to Find His Wife's Body in the Sea
He Learned to Dive to Find His Wife's Body in the Sea
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He Learned to Dive to Find His Wife's Body in the Sea

Jennifer Percy on those still searching for the dead, 5 years after the tsunami

(Newser) - Yasuo Takamatsu explained to his instructor why, at 56, he wanted to learn to dive. "I'm trying to find my wife in the sea." Five years after Japan was ravaged by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami , Jennifer Percy tells an incredible story in the New ...

Mystery Foam Strikes Japanese City After Quakes

One tweeter in Fukuoka calls it "disgusting"

(Newser) - A mysterious foam spread through the streets of a Japanese city on Saturday after two earthquakes struck the country , killing dozens of people, Mashable reports. With pedestrians and drivers in Fukuoka moving through the muck, people posted images of it on Twitter ( here and here ). One called it...

Toll Hits 32 in Japan Quakes
 Death Toll Soars 
 in Japan Quakes 

Death Toll Soars in Japan Quakes

Mudslides threaten to add to misery

(Newser) - Army troops and other rescuers rushed Saturday to save scores of trapped residents after a pair of strong earthquakes in southwestern Japan killed at least 41 people, injured about 1,500, and left hundreds of thousands without electricity or water. Rainfall is forecast to start pounding the area soon, threatening...

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