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Japanese Volcano ‘25 Years Away’ from Major Eruption

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 6:13pm MST

Scientists are warning that one of Japan’s most active volcanoes could erupt within the next 30 years due to a buildup of magma, the BBC reports. The Sakurajima volcano is situated on Japan’s Kyushu island, only 49km from a nuclear plant and not far from the city of Kagoshima. A report by experts from the […]

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Japan, Taiwain, Hong Kong In Path Of Monster Tropical Cyclone

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 12:15pm MST

Taiwan and mainland China were in the path of a monster tropical cyclone Tuesday night that was expected to bring heavy rains and gusts of up to 225 mph. The massive Super Typhoon Meranti grew from a Category 1 equivalent storm to a top-scale Category 5 seemingly overnight, bringing winds of 185 mph barreling toward […]

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Typhoon Lionrock Predicted To Hit Japan

Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:53pm MST

Typhoon Lionrock is expected to make landfall in Japan early in the week, according to reports. AccuWeather reported the storm will hit the coast of Japan as early as Monday night or Tuesday morning local time, and the heavy rainfall and intense winds could bring about three to six feet of storm surge. Lionrock’s interaction […]

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Japan’s Mount Aso Erupts, Tourists Evacuated

Monday, September 14th, 2015 3:52am MST

Japan’s largest active volcano, Mount Aso, erupted Monday, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise its five-scale volcanic alert level to three from two, warning people not to approach the area. The eruption shot plumes of smoke 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air. Mount Aso, located on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, […]

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Typhoon Goni Makes Landfall In Japan, Injures At Least 26

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 5:41am MST

Typhoon Goni made landfall in the southwestern Kumamoto prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyushu Tuesday. The typhoon damaged buildings and cars, and flooded streets before barreling toward the Sea of Japan. While no deaths were recorded, at least 26 people were injured, Japan’s fire and disaster management agency said, according to the Associated Press […]

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ISS astronaut snaps pic of Super Typhoon Vongfong

Friday, October 10th, 2014 10:50am MST

Wow!   NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman aboard the International Space Station snapped this picture yesterday of Super Typhoon   Vongfong  saying on Twitter, “I’ve seen many from here, but none like this.” At latest report from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the massive storm was generating wind gusts over 160 mph.  It is 220 nm […]

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Seen from space: Super Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 12:36pm MST

Super Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan as seen from the International Space Station late yesterday.  Image taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center’s latest report said that Neoguri was packing sustained winds of 120 mph with gusts to 150 mph making it a Category 3 storm. Get more info on the first super […]

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Satellites capture images of Antarctica ice shelf breaking apart from Japanese tsunami

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 4:59pm MST

Nearly 8,000 miles away the power of the tsunami caused by the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake was felt in a resounding fashion. New satellite imagery released by NASA shows 50 square miles of ice from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf on the coast of Antarctica being broken off due to the waves. Scientists have speculated […]

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New images show Japanese nuclear plant as it was struck by tsunami

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 11:31am MST

Japan is continuing to recover from the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the resultant tsunami that struck the nation in March.  This past week Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) released new images of its Fukushima power plant as the massive waves struck the facility. Slideshow: Images of the Fukushima power plant being stricken by the […]

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Disaster in Japan worsens: Aftershocks continue, U.S. military evacuates families

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 4:16pm MST

The situation brought on by last week’s earthquake and tsunami continues to worsen in Japan.  Aftershocks continue at an astounding rate, the humanitarian disaster is growing and the threat of a nuclear disaster has prompted the United States to begin evacuations of military families. As reported by the Natural Disasters Examiner, the Department of Defense […]

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