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Over 10 Injured As M6.6 Quake Hits Southwestern, Western Japan

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KYODO NEWS
 
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 rattled southwestern and western Japan early Saturday, leaving more than 10 injured amid strong shaking but no tsunami waves were triggered, the weather agency and local authorities said.
The focus of the quake under the Pacific Ocean was within ...

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Get Away From Shore - US And Japan Warn On Tsunami

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BBC
 
The US and Japan have advised people on their Pacific coastlines to get away from the shore as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcano eruption in the South Pacific.
Japan has warned of waves as high as three metres, and waves of 1.2 metres hit the south of the country.
The U...

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Five Million People Under Evacuation Order In Japan As Rain Batters South Coast

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CNN
 
More than 5 million residents in Japan have been ordered to evacuate their homes due to the threat of flooding and landslides, as torrential rains batter the country's southwestern tip.
The strongest evacuation warning, Level 5, was issued on Saturday to more than a million people across th...

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2 Tropical Storms Approaching Japan

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NHK
 
Japanese weather officials say two tropical storms are approaching the country, and they are urging people to stay vigilant against heavy rains and strong winds.
The Meteorological Agency says that as of 3 p.m. on Saturday, tropical storm Mirinae was 280 kilometers south-southwest of Hachij...

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Typhoon Hagibis: Japan Deploys 110,000 Rescuers After Worst Storm In Decades

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BBC
 
More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.
The typhoon - the worst storm to hit the country in decades - has left at least 40 dead, with 16 missing.
Typhoon Hagibis also caused the cancellation of three Rugby Worl...

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Typhoon Faxai: Storm Makes Landfall In Japan

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BBC
 
Typhoon Faxai has made landfall near the Japanese capital bringing heavy rain and winds of up 210km/h (130mph).
Hundreds of thousands in the greater Tokyo area have been advised to evacuate as forecasters warned the rain and wind could break records.
The storm has affected transport with ab...

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Two Dead As Japan Orders 670,000 To Flee Heavy Rains

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CHANNEL NEWS ASIA
 
TOKYO: Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday (Aug 28) as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings, and orders for 670,000 people to seek safety.
Nearly a million more people were advised to leave their homes after the country's weather ...

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Krosa: One Dead, 49 Injured As Tropical Storm Hits Japan

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BBC
 
At least one person has died and 49 have been injured after a tropical storm barrelled through parts of Japan, state broadcaster NHK reported.
Storm Krosa made landfall near Hiroshima in southern Japan on Thursday and is now moving north, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency.
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Powerful Typhoon To Hit Western Japan, Could Disrupt Holiday Traffic

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KYODO NEWS
 
Powerful Typhoon Krosa is set to make landfall in western Japan on Thursday, with the national weather agency warning of potential record rainfall, mudslides and floods across a wide area of the country's Pacific coast.
Airlines and railway operators canceled or reduced services in r...

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Volcanic Island off Japan May Hold Key to Coral Survival

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JAPAN TODAY
 
ABOARD THE SCHOONER TARA
The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.
The seabed of Shikine island is a "living laboratory" for researchers aboard the schooner Tara, a ...

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