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M6.7 Earthquake Strikes Hokkaido, Japan

Posted by feww on September 5, 2018

KMPH – 090502

Strong Earthquake Rattles Hokkaido, N. Honshu, Japan

EQ Details [USGS]

Magnitude: 6.6 mww
Location:42.700°N, 142.000°E; 39.0 km depth

  • Chitose, Japan, 31.4 km, ESE, Population: 92,942
  • Tomakomai, 33.3 km , ENE, Population: 174,806
  • Kitahiroshima, 46.8 km, SE, Population: 62,370
  • Shizunai-furukawachō, 50.6 km, NW, Population: 22,436
  • Sapporo, 66.9 km, SE, Population: 1,883,027

Time: 2018-09-05 18:07:00 UTC

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

Strongest Aftershock, AOR: 5.3 mb


EQ Details [JMA]
Issued at 03:12 JST 06 Sep 2018
Magnitude: 6.7
JMA Seismic Intensity: UPPER 6 (Scale 1 – 7)
Location: 42.7N, 142.0E; 40km depth 6.7
Occurred at :  03:08 JST on  06 Sep 2018
Region Name: Iburi-chiho Chutobu


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Significant Earthquake Strikes South of Sapporo, Japan

Posted by feww on June 16, 2016

Quake registers ‘6-‘ on the local seismic scale, rattles S Hokkaido, N  Honshu

Measuring magnitude 5.3Mw [6- 0n the local seismic scale of 0 to 7,] the event was centered at 42.0N,141.0E [110km S of Sapporo,] striking at a depth of 10km, Japan’s weather forecasters reported.

The quake is the latest episode in the renewed waves of seismicity striking Japan region.

Tomari Nuclear Power Station

The quake occurred about 120km SSW of Tomari Nuclear Power Station [43.036N, 140.512E] home to three PWR reactors.

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Mass Evacuation Ordered in Japan amid Extreme Weather Events

Posted by feww on January 19, 2016

Much of Japan hammered by high wind, giant waves and heavy snowfall

At least 9,700 people have been ordered to evacuate Nemuro, a town in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido, as heavy snowfall, high wind and giant waves plagued the region leaving more than 50,000 residents without power, the media reported Tuesday.

Warnings have also been issued to residents in the region concerning the threat of flooding as high waves batter the coastal areas putting some 4,000 families at risk, Kyodo News reported.

At least 169 people were injured in the Kanto area, which includes Tokyo, after heavy snow blanketed eastern and northern Japan early on Monday.

Heavy snow has led to hundreds of flight cancellation, and suspension of train services as of posting.

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Significant Earthquakes – January 11-12, 2016

Posted by feww on January 12, 2016

Latest significant global seismicity

M6.5 centered at 3.864°N 126.867°E depth=20.8 km (12.9mi) about 230km SE of Sarangani, Philippines [2016-01-11 16:38:07 UTC]

M6.2 centered at 44.465°N 141.076°E depth=239.9 km (149.0 mi) about 74km NW of Rumoi, Japan [2016-01-11 17:08:03 (UTC)]


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Hurricane Force Blizzard Batters N. Japan

Posted by feww on February 1, 2015

Powerful blizzard buries N. Japan cities in 100cm of snow

A powerful blizzard barreled into the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido with heavy snow and hurricane-force winds of 130 km/hr, burying several cities, according to local media.

A low-pressure system had already dumped up to 100cm of snow on large sections of the island, forcing dozens of train and flight cancellations, and blocking major highways.

Forecasters say the stationery system could dump up to 70 cm of additional snow in Hokkaido and 50cm in coastal regions of Sea of Japan  by lunchtime Monday.

The blizzard is the third major snowstorm to pound northern Japan in the last 6 weeks.

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Extreme Weather, Climatic Events Plague Japan, U.S.

Posted by feww on June 4, 2014

SCENARIOS  777, 088, 067, 066, 023

Derecho, Hail, Tornadoes and Dust Storms Hit Central US 

Extrme Rain Events triggered severe flash flooding Tuesday for a wide swath of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa, prompting  Iowa Gov. Branstad to declare Pottawattamie County a disaster area.

Severe storms producing baseball-sized hail, up to 12 tornadoes and a dangerous derecho pounded the US Midwest on Tuesday causing damage to buildings and vehicles.

The hail caused substantial damage to 4,300 vehicles at Woodhouse Auto Family car dealership in Nebraska, said a report.

Storm Prediction Center received at least 12 reports of possible tornadoes in Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming and Kansas by late Tuesday evening.


An unusually intense heatwave continued to grip Hokkaido and other parts of Japan since Monday, with temperatures soaring to a 90-year record.

The temperature soared to 37.8°C in the town of Otofuke at about 2 p.m. on Teusday matching Hokkaido’s highest temperature, recorded in Obihiro on July 12, 1924, said Japan Meteorological Agency.

On Wednesday, temperatures exceeded 36.8°C for the first time this year at many observation stations throughout the prefecture.

Meanwhile, a rain front approaching from the west has dumped enormous  amounts of precipitation on Kyushu, Okinawa and Amami islands in the country’s southwest, triggering numerous landslides.

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Half Million Protest Austerity Measures across Portugal

Posted by feww on March 3, 2013

“Austerity kills:  Screw the troika!”

Half million Portuguese rallied in Lisbon and other cities on Saturday demanding an end to austerity measures dictated by the so-called troika of lenders from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.

“We are in a new dictatorship. Everything that the revolution achieved is being destroyed,” an elderly protester in Lisbon told reporters.

“This government has left the people on bread and water, selling off state assets for peanuts to pay back debts that were contracted by corrupt politicians to benefit bankers,” said another protester.

“If not today, things have to change tomorrow and we need to remain in the streets for the government to fall.”

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Critical fire weather across 4 states

NWS Forecast: A storm system moving into central United States Monday will create breezy and dry south winds over south central Texas Sunday, and windy and dry conditions behind a cold front Monday night into Tuesday. Driest conditions are expected along the Rio Grande and over the southern Edwards Plateau, where minimum relative humidities could fall to near 10 percent today.
Humidities east of I-35 today are expected to remain in the 20s and 30s. Strong north winds of 20 to 30 mph and minimum relative humidities in the teens are expected behind the cold front that is expected to move through the area early Tuesday morning.

US weather hazmap 3mar13
US weather hazards map – March 3, 2013. Source: NWS

Blizzards paralyze N. Japan killing at least 8

At least 8 people died in snow-related accidents in Hokkaido over the weekend, as twice as much snow as usual fell over the region.  The latest snowfall added more than two meters of snow to accumulations that are already several meters high  in some places, Kyodo News reported. Many houses have been completely buried in snow.

Ethnic clashes in Macedonia leave dozens injured

Two days of clashes between ethnic groups and Macedonian police in the capital, Skopje, has left about 2 dozen people injured, said a report.

Chinese village under lockdown following violent clashes, reform demands

Villagers in southern China’s Shangpu are under a lockdown after a standoff with authorities on Sunday. They “were demanding democratic polls after a violent clash with thugs linked to a local official over a land transfer,” said a report.



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CO2 Emissions Must Be Criminalized!

Posted by terres on July 13, 2008

Your jokes just ain’t funny!

Bush to G8: ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter’

The Independent on Sunday – By Andrew Grice, Political Editor in Hokkaido

President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit.

As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told his fellow leaders: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”

President Bush made the private joke in the summit’s closing session, senior sources said yesterday. His remarks were taken as a two-fingered [cf., middle finger] salute from the President from Texas who is wedded to the oil industry. He had given some ground at the summit by saying he would “seriously consider” a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050.

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