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CNN   10 September 2018   Japan   Hokkaido  
<p>Tokyo (CNN) The death toll in the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Japan on Thursday has risen to 39, the country's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. Two people remain missing, and at least 641 people were injured, the agency said Sunday. Evacuation ...
CBC News, YouTube   06 September 2018   Japan   Hokkaido  
<p>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 to a backup generator.</p><p>The magnitude 6.7 earthquake ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
BBC NEWS   10 July 2018   Japan   Okayama  
<p>At least 141 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Japan, says the government.</p> <p>It is the highest death toll caused by rainfall that Japan has seen in more than three decades.</p> <p>Rescuers ...
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Reuters   18 June 2018   Japan   Osaka  
<p>A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.</p><p>No tsunami ...
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ABC News   12 October 2017   Japan  
<p>A volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years, spewing ash over nearby farms, cities and towns.</p> <p>Japanese broadcaster TBS showed elementary school students wearing helmets and masks Thursday on the way to their school ...
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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, ...
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 ...
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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 ...