Japan Marks 25 Years Since Earthquake In Kobe

Japan marks 25 years since earthquake in Kobe

Friday marks 25 years since the devastating earthquake that struck Hyogo Prefecture and nearby areas in western Japan, leaving 6,434 people dead.

The tremor known as the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred on January 17, 1995, destroying many buildings and causing fires.

Pope Meets Survivors Of 2011 Earthquake

Pope meets survivors of 2011 earthquake

Pope Francis has met the survivors of the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan and spoken about the Fukushima nuclear accident that followed. He urged people to be aware of their responsibility to future generations.

The pope took part in a gathering in Tokyo on Monday of about 300 people affected by the earthquake. Three survivors addressed the crowd.

Hokkaido Earthquake One Year On

Hokkaido earthquake one year on

People in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido are marking one year since a powerful earthquake shook their island. And the area is still recovering. Forty-four people died and 785 were injured as a result of the quake.

On September 6 last year, the magnitude 6.7 quake struck the western part of Hokkaido early in the morning.

Earthquake Drills Held On Disaster Prevention Day

Earthquake drills held on Disaster Prevention Day

Japanese authorities conducted a drill to prepare for a mega earthquake striking the Tokyo metropolitan area for National Disaster Prevention Day on Sunday.

September 1 is the day Japan commemorates the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, which left more than 100,000 people dead in and around Tokyo.

M5.5 Earthquake Hits Tokyo And Vicinity

M5.5 earthquake hits Tokyo and vicinity

An earthquake has occurred in eastern Japan.

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake occurred in the Kanto area, and had an intensity of 4 on the Japanese scale of 0 to 7 in the hardest hit areas.

M6.7 Earthquake Hits Northern Japan

M6.7 earthquake hits northern Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted.

Seismologists say the tremor hit off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture at 10:22 p.m. on Tuesday.

Earthquake Stops 2 Trains On Uetsu Main Line

Earthquake stops 2 trains on Uetsu Main Line

Railway officials say an express train and a local train on the Uetsu Main Line came to a halt following a massive earthquake on Tuesday night in northern Japan.

The East Japan Railway Company says the 53 passengers on the express train Inaho number 13 and a local train were temporarily evacuated to higher ground after a tsunami advisory was issued.

Ministry: No Damage To Airports After Earthquake

Ministry: No damage to airports after earthquake

0The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry says there has been no damage at airports in northern Japan in the wake of an earthquake on Tuesday.

The ministry says inspections at airports in Yamagata, Akita, Niigata and Fukushima prefectures revealed no damage to runways, terminal buildings or other facilities.

Earthquake Survivors Split Over Preservation

Earthquake survivors split over preservation

Earthquake and tsunami survivors are divided over what to do with damaged structures that show the devastation caused by the disaster in 2011.

Monday marks the eighth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that caused massive damage to northeastern Japan.

Hokkaido Earthquake Victims Remembered

Hokkaido earthquake victims remembered

Wednesday marks exactly six months since a powerful earthquake hit Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

The quake occurred on September 6. It registered an intensity of 7 in the town of Atsuma, the highest on the Japanese seismic scale. It caused 42 fatalities.

Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Hokkaido

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido

An earthquake has jolted the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido. There is no risk of tsunami.

It registered an intensity of six-minus on the Japanese scale of zero to seven in the town of Atsuma.

24th Anniversary Of Great Hanshin Earthquake

24th anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

Thursday marks 24 years since the Great Hanshin Earthquake devastated western Japan. People prayed for the victims at the exact time of the quake.

In the chilly dawn, survivors and families of the victims gathered at a park where thousands of bamboo lanterns flickered.

Strong Earthquake Hits Western Japan

Strong earthquake hits western Japan

A strong earthquake has hit western Japan. It registered an intensity of 6-minus on the Japanese seismic scale of zero to seven in Nagomimachi Town in Kumamoto Prefecture. There is no danger of tsunami.

Japan's Metrological Agency says the quake occurred at around 6:10 PM on Thursday. It had an estimated magnitude of 5.0.