A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power and forcing a nuclear power plant to switch.
This is a guide to the approximately one hundred articles published by The Asia-Pacific Journal on the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, atomic meltdown and their aftermath including the debate over Japan’s energy policy, the future of nuclear power, the devastation of the Northeast, plans for resettlement and reconstruction, and the resurgence of social movements.
Earthquakes. Earthquakes are the result of plate tectonics, or shifting plates in the crust of Earth, and quakes occur when the frictional stress of gliding plate boundaries builds and causes failure at a fault line. In an earthquake, elastic strain energy is released and waves radiate, shaking the ground.
An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale on Saturday struck off the west coast of Japan's Ogasawara Islands. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temblor occurred with its.
This is a list of earthquakes in Japan with either a magnitude greater than or equal to 7.0 or which caused significant damage or casualties. As indicated below, magnitude is measured on the Richter magnitude scale (M L) or the moment magnitude scale (M w), or the surface wave magnitude scale (M s) for very old earthquakes.The present list is not exhaustive, and reliable and precise magnitude.
Japan is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries and experiences thousands of minor tremors each year. But the Kobe earthquake was one of the worst in the country's history - 6,433 people died. Nearly 27,000 people were injured, and more than 45,000 homes were destroyed.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck in the Sea of Japan, triggering a brief tsunami warning in some areas. Waves were expected to reach heights of around 0.2 to 1 meter, but they turned out to be minor.
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Sapporo TV Tower, centre, and other buildings lose power after an earthquake in northern Japan, Credit: Kyodo News via AP The power plant, shut since shortly after a massive 2011 earthquake.
Japan has been hit by several other 8.4 magnitude earthquakes. The Ansei-Nankai earthquake killed 10,000 people on the island of Kyushu, making it the deadliest of its size. At the time, the quake.
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Japan on Friday, authorities said. The quake hit off Iwate Prefecture in northeast Japan, but no.
Japan has been shaken by an earthquake minutes before Typhoon Hagibis slammed into the country's coast. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.3 quake was centred in the ocean off the coast.A magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off Japan's east coast in March 2011 spawned a devastating tsunami that struck the nuclear facility. Three reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant then had.Japan: Dealing with debris after quake. 16 May 2011. Full article Japan: Dealing with debris after quake.