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Japan quake revives concerns over Kishida's drive to restart idle nuclear plants

March 17, 2022 2:43 pm

On the 11th anniversary of that earthquake earlier this month, some ruling party lawmakers urged the government to hasten the restart of nuclear power plants still shuttered because of safety concerns.

Powerful quake off north Japan kills four, more than 90 injured

March 17, 2022 9:38 am

The region is part of northern Japan that was devastated by a deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami 11 years ago that caused nuclear reactor meltdowns, spewing massive radiation that still makes some parts uninhabitable.

Strong earthquake shakes Japan's northeastern coast

February 13, 2021 9:08 pm

There is no danger of a tsunami, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK TV.

Death toll from Japan earthquake hits 44, power supply disrupted

September 10, 2018 12:34 pm

Power supply has been restored to nearly all customers in Hokkaido but trade minister Hiroshige Seko called on the island's businesses and 5.3 million residents to use about 20 percent less energy to prevent further blackouts.

Japan quake death toll rises to 16: Shinzo Abe

September 07, 2018 9:37 am

The 6.7-magnitude quake, which hit Japan before dawn on Thursday, triggered landslides that buried houses and paralysed Hokkaido with widespread power and transport cuts.

Japan earthquake: Three dead, no tsunami warning issued

June 18, 2018 12:31 pm

The epicentre of the earthquake was just north of Osaka city, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, which originally put the magnitude at 5.9 but later raised it to 6.1.

Earthquake measuring 6 magnitude hits Japan

October 06, 2017 3:36 pm

The quake's epicentre was located at a latitude of 37.5 degrees north and a longitude of 144.0 degrees east, with a depth of 6 km, according to the JMA.

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Tokyo area, no tsunami warning

August 10, 2017 2:04 pm

The quake was centred in northwestern Chiba prefecture, east to Tokyo, according to the agency. Japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas, accounting for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.

5.2-magnitude quake hits central Japan, no tsunami warning

June 25, 2017 8:17 am

The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometres about 30 kilometres west of Ina in Nagano prefecture at 7:02 am , the US Geological Survey said. The Japan Meteorological Agency did not issue a tsunami warning

Quake hits Tokyo, eastern Japan cities; no tsunami danger

May 16, 2016 7:27 pm

Japanese authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.


Death toll from Japan earthquake rises as rescuers dig through landslides

September 09, 2018 7:10 am

Search operations continued after Thursday's powerful earthquake on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido unleashed scores of landslides, burying homes in avalanches of soil, rock and timber.