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NTD.TV   14 March 2017   Japan   Kansai, Osaka  
<p>A monorail is just like any railway – except for that it uses just one rail instead of a pair of rails. Monorail trains started production at the beginning of the 20th century. The earliest monorail trains were stabilized by a gyroscope. With this new innovation, ...
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The Telegraph   22 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese coast on Tuesday sent residents fleeing to higher ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five year ago.</p> <p>Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the ...
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ABC News   17 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>Construction crews recently repaired a 100-foot sinkhole in the Japanese city of Fukuoka in just six days, and the time-lapse video of the repair appears to be soothing the souls of everyone who has been faced with interminable construction projects.</p><p>A ...
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The Guardian   15 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>The 30 metre hole was repaired in 48 hours, although health and safety checks delayed the reopening.</p> <p>A section of road in the centre of the Japanese city of Fukuoka has reopened just days after a sinkhole opened up outside a busy railway station ...
BBC NEWS   08 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>A giant sinkhole swallowed a five-lane street in the centre of one of Japan's biggest cities on Tuesday morning.</p><p>The collapse began at around 05:00 local time (20:00 GMT Monday) near Hakata Station, the busiest in Fukuoka city in the southern island ...
The Independent   21 October 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>A powerful earthquake with a suspected magnitude of 6.6 has shaken western Japan, injuring seven people - one seriously.</p><p>The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. (05:10 GMT) in Japan's western prefecture of Tottori, ...
The Japan Times   21 June 2016   Japan   Kumamoto  
<p>Torrential rain in Kumamoto Prefecture has left six people dead as of Tuesday from mudslides and widespread flooding in the region, authorities reported.</p><p>The Meteorological Agency said the rainfall in Kyushu is the highest received in several years.</p ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
Global Voices   13 May 2016   Japan   Mt. Aso  
<p>Damage from the earthquakes is easy to spot from the air, and is now visible in Google Earth.</p> <p>The Google Earth blog has assembled some before-and-after comparisons that provide some stunning examples of the size and scope of the earthquake.</p>
9NEWS.com   19 April 2016   Japan   Minamiaso  
<p>Drone footage of a huge landslide near the mountain town of Minamiaso reveals the devastating aftermath of series of powerful earthquakes that recently rocked Japan, killing 42 people.</p> <p>The footage shows an entire forest of trees, motorways and cars ...
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Mashable   16 April 2016   Japan   Kumamoto  
<p>Toppled buildings and destroyed roads could be seen throughout the Kyushu island of Japan on Saturday local time as people began to assess the damage of an overnight 7.3-magnitude earthquake. <br>And just hours after daylight broke, a 5.4-magnitude temblor ...
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