M 6.3 in Japan on 08 Jan 2019 12:39 UTC

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Indigenous groups are the world’s endangered environmental guardians Brahma Chellaney January 11 Updated

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:30:00 +0100theglobeandmail (en)

To be sure, Brazil is not the only country where Indigenous tribes must confront mounting threats to their ways of life – and their lives. From Canada and the Philippines to Japan and Indonesia, Indigenous people face growing threats of discrimination, marginalization and forced assimilation.

Foreign tourists in Japan hit record-high 31M in 2018

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:10:00 +0100abs-cbnnews (en)

The estimated number of foreign tourists to Japan reached a record high 31.19 million in 2018, up 8.7 percent from the previous year and rising for the seventh straight year, Japan's tourism minister said Friday. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii credited the growth....

Indigenous groups are the world’s endangered environmental guardians Brahma Chellaney

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:44:00 +0100theglobeandmail (en)

To be sure, Brazil is not the only country where Indigenous tribes must confront mounting threats to their ways of life – and their lives. From Canada and the Philippines to Japan and Indonesia, Indigenous people face growing threats of discrimination, marginalization and forced assimilation.

No. of foreign tourists to Japan hits record high 31.19 mil in 2018

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:13:00 +0100japantoday (en)

The estimated number of foreign tourists to Japan reached a record high 31.19 million in 2018, up 8.7 percent from the previous year and rising for the seventh straight year, Japan's tourism minister said Friday. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii credited the growth....

Number of tourists to Japan sets new record

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:01:00 +0100BangkokPost (en)

TOKYO: The estimated number of foreign tourists to Japan reached a record high 31.19 million in 2018, up 8.7% from the previous year and rising for the seventh straight year, Japan's tourism minister said Friday. Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii credited the growth....

Updated Daily Mail tells Aussies to 'be prepared' for quake in NZ 50 minutes ago The warning came with a picture of a country that's clearly not Australia.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:13:00 +0100newshub (en)

UK tabloid the Daily Mail has bizarrely told Australians to "be prepared" if an "absolutely terrifying" earthquake hits New Zealand. The post on Facebook came complete with a picture of a country that's quite clearly not Australia. It links to a story about the Hikurangi subduction zone, which....

Hikurangi quake could be more destructive than Japan's with 30m waves - scientist 55 minutes ago And the longer we wait the stronger it'll be, a geologist has warned.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 22:12:00 +0100newshub (en)

A rupture of New Zealand's largest faultline could cause damage and destruction on a scale comparable to the Japan quake of 2011 with tsunami waves as high as 30 metres, a geologist has warned. On March 11 that year, a magnitude 9 quake hit off the eastern coast of Honshu , Japan's largest island.

Earthquakes today: 98 earthquakes in 2019 - Is Alaska at risk of a tsunami to rival 1964? ALASKA has seen a staggering 98 earthquakes in just 10 days, but is the US state at...

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 21:09:00 +0100express (en)

So far in 2019, there have been 98 earthquakes magnitude 2.5 or higher in the state of Alaska. Of these, seven have been measured at a magnitude of 4.5 or higher according to the USGS (United States Geological Survey). The highest occurred on January 5, 57km south of Tananga Volcano, measuring a magnitude of 5.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits the area off southern Japan

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:50:00 +0100sabanews-en (en)

[10/يناير/2019] SANAA, Jan. 10 (Saba) - The US Geological Survey announced that a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the area off southern Japan on Tuesday. According to the media, there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake occurred at a depth of 39 km and centered 116 km south-east of Kagoshima.

Scientists prepare emergency plan for rupture of New Zealand's largest fault

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:02:00 +0100xinhuanet_en (en)

WELLINGTON, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand scientists are developing an emergency response plan to prepare for the rupture of the country's largest fault, or the Hikurangi subduction zone faultline. Five Civil Defence Emergency Management groups from across the North Island are working together on the plan, using a credible magnitude 8.

Japan’s year symbolized by ‘disaster’

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:43:00 +0100HonululuAdvertiser (en)

Tokyo >> The kanji character most symbolic of 2018 was “sai” (disaster), according to the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation in Kyoto. On Dec. 13, Seihan Mori, the head priest of Kiyomizudera temple, wrote the kanji in calligraphy at the UNESCO World Heritage-designated temple in Kyoto.

Hikurangi subduction zone: Scientists prepare for imminent threat 3 hours ago "We know a rupture at some point in the future is certain."

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:21:00 +0100newshub (en)

Scientists are preparing for the rupture of New Zealand's largest fault which is expected to breach at some point in the future. Five Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) groups from across the North Island are working together to develop an emergency response plan. They're using a magnitude 8.

Hikurangi subduction zone: Scientists prepare for imminent threat 22 minutes ago "We know a rupture at some point in the future is certain."

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 04:20:00 +0100newshub (en)

Scientists are preparing for the rupture of New Zealand's largest fault which is expected to breach at some point in the future. Five Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) groups from across the North Island are working together to develop an emergency response plan. They're using a magnitude 8.

'Case of when, not if': Preparing for the big 'megathrust' earthquake from the Hikurangi subduction zone

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:43:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Evidence suggests the likelihood of a rupture along the Hikurangi subduction zone - which runs from the top of the East Cape to the upper east of the South Island - may be higher than previously understood. Consequently five Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups from across the North....

Preparing for the big one on the Hikurangi subduction zone

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 23:00:00 +0100voxy (en)

Planning for a rupture of New Zealand’s largest fault - the Hikurangi subduction zone - has kicked into motion, with scientists certain it’s a case of when, not if. Using a credible magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami scenario, five Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Groups from across the....

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off south Japan

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 04:41:00 +0100euronews-en (en)

(Reuters) - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake stuck off south Japan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was 39 km (24 miles) deep and centred 116 km south southeast of Kagoshima. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas.

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off south Japan

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 03:26:00 +0100AsiaOne (en)

Prelim M6.3 Earthquake Kyushu, Japan Jan-08 12:39 UTC, updates https://t.co/7kHFUPt0p9 — USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) January 8, 2019 There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was 39km deep and centred 116km south-south-east of Kagoshima.

Strong quake hits near southern Japan; no reports of damage

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:56:00 +0100japantoday (en)

A strong earthquake hit near southern Japan on Tuesday night, shaking buildings, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami was expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 9:39 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3.

Niigata gov't to handle radioactive mud stored since Fukushima crisis

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:56:00 +0100japantoday (en)

The Niigata prefectural government said Tuesday it will dispose of radioactive mud that has been stored since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ask the operator of the crisis-hit plant to shoulder the costs. The prefecture in central Japan , located about 200 kilometers from the Fukushima....

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes coast of Japan

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 22:10:00 +0100fox5atlanta (en)

NISHINOOMOTE, Japan (AP) - A strong earthquake hit near southern Japan on Tuesday, shaking buildings, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami was expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck in the evening and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.3.

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