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The Japan News   05 July 2017   Japan   Ibaraki Prefecture  
<p>About 2,000 items at the Geological Museum in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, can help visitors deepen their understanding about the materials of the Earth’s crust, such as igneous rocks and fossils, in the Japanese archipelago where earthquakes, volcanic ...
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, ...
Filed under: Construction News
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 ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
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 ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards