Tropical Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Large parts of the country experienced heavy rain and swelling rivers as Krosa made landfall in western Japan and proceeded northward.

Storm Krosa Heads To Northern Japan

Storm Krosa heads to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is now tracking North, bringing torrential rains to northern Japan, through Saturday.

Heavy rains lashed large parts of the country and rivers swelled as Krosa approached.

Krosa To Bring Heavy Rain To Northern Japan

Krosa to bring heavy rain to northern Japan

Tropical storm Krosa is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Japan through Saturday. Officials are warning of landslides, strong winds, high waves and swollen rivers.

The Meteorological Agency says Krosa was 400 kilometers northwest of the city of Sado in Niigata Prefecture at noon on Friday.

Torrential Rain Hitting Northern Kyushu

Torrential rain hitting northern Kyushu

Japan's meteorological agency says 110 millimeters of rain fell in one hour in Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures in northern Kyushu.

The agency has issued warnings for flooding and landslides in the area.

Heavy Rain Hitting Northern Kyushu

Heavy rain hitting northern Kyushu

Unstable atmospheric conditions caused by moist air flowing into a tropical storm are dumping heavy rain in some parts of western Japan, especially the northern Kyushu region.

Weather officials are calling on residents to be on the alert for landslides and flooding.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan, Injuring 26

M6.7 quake hits northern Japan, injuring 26

Japanese meteorological authorities say a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Twenty-six people were injured in Niigata, Yamagata, Miyagi, and Ishikawa prefectures. About 1,000 people evacuated their homes.

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

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.

M6.7 Quake Hits Northern Japan

M6.7 quake 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.

Major Quake Strikes Northern Japan

Major quake strikes 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 PM on Tuesday.

M6.7 Quake Hits Off Northern Japan

M6.7 quake hits off northern Japan

A magnitude 6.7 quake struck off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan on Tuesday night, prompting tsunami advisories for coastal areas of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa prefectures.

Tsunami up to 10 centimeters high have been observed.

Strong Quake Hits Off Coast Of Northern Japan

Strong quake hits off coast of northern Japan

A magnitude 6.8 quake has struck off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan. A strong jolt was felt over wide areas of the region.

Officials say tsunami up to one meter high are expected along the coasts of Yamagata, Niigata and Ishikawa Prefectures.

Rough Weather In Northern Japan And Hokuriku

Rough weather in northern Japan and Hokuriku

A low pressure system and a front are causing unstable atmospheric conditions over much of the Hokuriku region and northern Japan. People are advised to beware of possible mudslides and flooding in low-lying areas due to heavy rain and strong winds.

The Meteorological Agency says unstable atmospheric conditions are causing localized rain clouds to build up in the Hokuriku region and northern Japan.

Fire Prevention Ritual Held In Northern Japan

Fire prevention ritual held in northern Japan

Men wearing outlandish straw costumes marched through a small community in northern Japan on Saturday. They were taking part in a centuries-old ritual.

The "Yonekawa no Mizukaburi" event dates back more than 800 years. It is held annually in the Yonekawa district of Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture.