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JAPAN EARTHQUAKE NEWS

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.

Japan earthquake: Sony, Toyota lead fall as share market plunges

April 18, 2016 10:16 am

Factories for major manufacturers including Toyota, Sony and Honda were closed, causing supply chain disruptions around the country.

Japan's atomic regulator declares nuclear station to be safe after quake

April 18, 2016 9:41 am

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said it was monitoring the situation closely at four nuclear power stations.

Japan earthquake: Search operations resume as mystery foam fills up city of Fukoma

April 17, 2016 2:18 pm

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Defense Ministry is coordinating with the U.S. military in Japan to add U.S. aircraft to the search and recovery effort.

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE PHOTOS

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.