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Japan - Earthquake & Typhoon

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:10 am
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A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted the main island of Japan as Typhoon Hagibis, one of the strongest storms to hit in decades, continues to reap devastation throughout the central region of the country.

The earthquake recorded a 4 on Japan’s intensity scale of 7, with the epicentre located in the Pacific Ocean off Chiba Prefecture, close to major cities such as Tokyo and Shizuoka on the south coast of the Honshu island. No tsunami warning has been issued.

Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) confirmed the quake, saying that it struck at 6.22pm Japan Standard Time at a depth of 80km in the Chiba-ken region.

The tremor was felt across the capital, leaving buildings shaking amid already treacherous conditions generated by Typhoon Hagibis.

Hagibis, which has been classified as “very strong” by the Japan Meteorological Agency, is advancing on a northerly path over the south of Honshu. It’s set on a collision course with Tokyo and the wider Kanto region, which is set to experience record-breaking rain and winds. The storm made landfall on Saturday evening, having been downgraded beforehand to “strong,” the JMA’s level for typhoons just above a severe tropical storm.

More than five million evacuation advisories have so far been ordered up and down Honshu’s south coast, with residents taking shelter in crisis centres amid rising flood levels and violent winds which have left one man dead.

In the Greater Tokyo Area, wards have been issuing evacuation instructions — the strongest form of advisory used in Japan. More than 432,000 residents in the Edogawa Ward were told on Saturday afternoon to move to emergency shelters, with 214,000 houses in the area susceptible to flooding.
People we know over there are among the evacuees. One of them said she's sticking with her neighbor and that they were sleeping on a gym floor for the night.

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Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:54 am
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Canadian rugby players help clean-up efforts in Kamaishi after typhoon leads to game cancelation

KAMAISHI, IWATE PREF. – Canada missed their chance to play their final Rugby World Cup match due to a powerful typhoon, but the team stayed in Kamaishi on Sunday to help out local residents with their cleanup efforts.

“I think they would’ve done the same thing if they were in Canada, so it’s something we probably felt that we can help and we’ve got a day off and no game,” team captain Tyler Ardron said.

“They have so much physical power compared to us. They’ve just been here for a short time, but their speed is impressive. I have no words,” said Hironori Miura, 40, a local resident. “I feel sorry they couldn’t play today, but they’re a huge help.”

Kamaishi locals have been hoping to showcase their recovery from the earthquake and tsunami disaster on March 11, 2011, that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the city.

“People of Kamaishi have obviously gone through so much. For them to host a World Cup game I think means a lot to them, but also a lot to us, because we understand the significance of it,” he said. “I think we really wanted to put on a special game for everyone. It’s really unfortunate that these things happen because the people of Kamaishi deserve so much more.”

“The Japanese people have been so good to us, and when something like this happens, you feel so obligated to help out.”

Re: Japan - Earthquake & Typhoon

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:35 am
by TacAir

bags of radioactive debris wash away in typhoon....

TAMURA, Fukushima Prefecture--Bulk bags filled with greenery collected during decontamination efforts after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant were swept into a river during Typhoon No. 19 on Oct. 12.

According to the Tamura city government, the bags were among 2,667 that have been stored temporarily at a site in the Miyakoji-machi district here.

The facility was flooded after heavy rains brought by the typhoon, and the water carried an unknown number of the bags to a river about 100 meters away.

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