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Japan: 7.3 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami alert, two million homes without power
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Japan: 7.3 magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami alert, two million homes without power

The epicenter was off the coast of Fukushima. Officials are checking operations at the Fukushima nuclear plant that went into meltdown after a 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami in 2011

At least 30 injured after earthquake of magnitude of 5.9 shakes Tokyo area, halts trains and subways
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At least 30 injured after earthquake of magnitude of 5.9 shakes Tokyo area, halts trains and subways

The Meteorological Agency said the quake was centered in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, at a depth of about 80 kilometers (48 miles). There was no danger of a tsunami

Fukushima plant operator claims seismometers 'out of order' for a year before 15 Feb quake
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Fukushima plant operator claims seismometers 'out of order' for a year before 15 Feb quake

Officials acknowledged that multiple seismometers had failed several months ago, and hadn't been repaired since.

Strong earthquake of 7.1 magnitude strikes near Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan; four injured
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Strong earthquake of 7.1 magnitude strikes near Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan; four injured

The quake produced powerful tremors along parts of Japan's eastern coast, and was felt strongly in Tokyo, however, no tsunami alert was issued

Strong earthquake of 6.4 magnitude rocks Japan; advisory tsunami warning lifted as no major damages reported
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Strong earthquake of 6.4 magnitude rocks Japan; advisory tsunami warning lifted as no major damages reported

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports, on Wednesday

Toll rises to 44 dead in Japan earthquake; Toyota Motors suspends operations in 16 assembly plants
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Toll rises to 44 dead in Japan earthquake; Toyota Motors suspends operations in 16 assembly plants

About 2,500 people remain in evacuation centres in Japan's Hokkaido after landslides buried houses and rain at the weekend loosened the soil in a further threat to unstable houses.

Japan earthquake toll rises to 30 as rescuers dig through landslides; 9 still unaccounted for in worst-hit Atsuma town
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Japan earthquake toll rises to 30 as rescuers dig through landslides; 9 still unaccounted for in worst-hit Atsuma town

The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 30 on Saturday, and 9 others remained unaccounted for in rural town Atsuma after an entire mountainside collapsed on their homes

Landslide alert in Osaka after Japan's 6.1-magnitude earthquake leaves four dead and 381 injured
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Landslide alert in Osaka after Japan's 6.1-magnitude earthquake leaves four dead and 381 injured

Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured

Japan earthquake: Toll rises to four after 81-year-old woman found dead in Takatsuki; flight, train services hit in Osaka
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Japan earthquake: Toll rises to four after 81-year-old woman found dead in Takatsuki; flight, train services hit in Osaka

Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris on Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka killing four people.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Japanese footballers worried about family after earthquake, send condolences to those affected
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Japanese footballers worried about family after earthquake, send condolences to those affected

The Japan football team has sent its condolences to those affected by the earthquake in Osaka, with some players worried about family living in the area.

Powerful quake of 6.1 magnitude jolts Japan's Osaka: Three killed, 91 injured, tremors destroy walls and start fires
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Powerful quake of 6.1 magnitude jolts Japan's Osaka: Three killed, 91 injured, tremors destroy walls and start fires

Japan's Osaka was hit by an earthquake that measures 6.1 on the Richter Scale. It killed three, injured 91, knocked over walls and disrupted the city's activities.

Tokyo experiences third quake in four days
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Tokyo experiences third quake in four days

Tokyo was struck by a third quake in four days on Tuesday , but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Magnitude 5 earthquake hits Japan, no casualties reported
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Magnitude 5 earthquake hits Japan, no casualties reported

Japan's nuclear regulator says a nuclear power plant in the area suspended operations while it checked for any problems

Japan earthquake: Death toll reaches 48, over 100,000 people homeless
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Japan earthquake: Death toll reaches 48, over 100,000 people homeless

Searchers found a man's body Wednesday in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes last week. Three people remain missing.

Japan earthquake: Death toll rises to 45 as food, water shortages hamper rescue
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Japan earthquake: Death toll rises to 45 as food, water shortages hamper rescue

Rescuers in southern Japan where twin earthquakes triggered landslides found another body on Tuesday, raising the likely death toll to 45.

Shaken by earth's fury: These are the biggest earthquakes in recent memory
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Shaken by earth's fury: These are the biggest earthquakes in recent memory

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador's central coast on Saturday. Here is a list of some of the world's strongest earthquakes since 1900:

Japan earthquake: Death toll rises to 41 as aftershocks, landslides feared
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Japan earthquake: Death toll rises to 41 as aftershocks, landslides feared

The death toll in a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter Scale that struck the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan has risen to 41.

Sony extends closure of image sensor plants in Japan
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Sony extends closure of image sensor plants in Japan

Electronics giant Sony Corp on Sunday said production at its image sensor plant in Kumamoto, southern Japan, remained suspended as it assessed damage from a powerful earthquake.

Earthquake in Japan leads to the temporary closure of Sony's image sensor plants
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Earthquake in Japan leads to the temporary closure of Sony's image sensor plants

Electronics giant Sony Corp said a factory producing image sensors for Apple Inc and other smartphone makers will remain closed while it assesses the damage from two deadly earthquakes which hit southern Japan.