Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, sonic boom reported, Japan

A bright fireball streaked across Japan's capital Tokyo at 17:32 UTC on July 1, 2020 (02:32 JST, July 2). Many people reported hearing a sonic boom minutes after the meteor exploded, which is considered rare, according to the National Astronomical Observatory. Daichi Fujii, a curator at Hiratsuka City Museum in Kanagawa Prefecture, caught the spectacular phenomenon with a camera installed … Continue reading Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, sonic boom reported, Japan

Tokyo shaken by 5.3 magnitude Ring of Fire earthquake 30 miles from the Japanese capital

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Japanese island of Honshu on Friday evening local time, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.  The quake struck some 50miles east of Tokyo, in Japan's Chiba Prefecture, at 9.46pm local time (11.46am GMT) at a depth of 31miles (50km). The tremor was registered as a three on the Japanese seismic … Continue reading Tokyo shaken by 5.3 magnitude Ring of Fire earthquake 30 miles from the Japanese capital

Typhoon Trami tracker LIVE updates: 3 MILLION urged to evacuate in JAPAN – Tokyo on alert

THOUSANDS of people have been evacuated in western Japan as powerful Typhoon Trami closes in on the mainland with 100mph winds - here are the latest live updates and information about its path. Japan Meterological Agency called Typhoon Trami a "very strong" storm. Evacuation advisories are in place for more than 3.7 million people in … Continue reading Typhoon Trami tracker LIVE updates: 3 MILLION urged to evacuate in JAPAN – Tokyo on alert

Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster. Japan's prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people. In … Continue reading Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe