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Japanese city Soma uses tsunami lessons for Covid-19 vaccinations

Pedestrians wearing protective masks, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, walk underneath Japanese national flags at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters) SOMA: Tamio Hayashi, 77, doubted he could ever navigate the internet systems set up to register for Covid-19 vaccines across most of Japan. He hated the idea of using the “troublesome” systems that […]

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6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Japan, No Tsunami Warning Issued

USGS and Japan’s meteorological agency said there was no tsunami risk. (Representational) Tokyo, Japan: A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast on Saturday but no tsunami warning was issued, Japanese and US authorities said, with no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the mid-morning quake hit at a depth […]

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Fiji Fears “Covid Tsunami” After Outbreak Found To Be Indian Variant

Security officers checking cars along a road in Suva after the Fijian capital entered a 14-day lockdown. Suva: A Covid-19 outbreak that forced Fiji’s capital into lockdown after the island nation avoided transmission for a year was confirmed as the Indian variant Tuesday, with health officials saying they feared a “tsunami” of cases. The Pacific […]

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Japan Lifts Tsunami Advisory After 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Off Northeast

Last month, the region was also shaken by another strong quake that injured dozens. (Representational) Tokyo: Japan’s meteorological agency lifted a tsunami advisory around an hour after a strong 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s northeastern coast on Saturday, causing no immediate damage or injuries. The quake hit at 6:09 pm (0909 GMT) in Pacific […]

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4.8 Magnitude Earthquake In Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning: Report

There were no immediate reports of damage. (Representational) Tokyo: An earthquake of preliminary magnitude of 4.8 struck in central Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture north of Tokyo at 4:56 a.m. local time (1956 GMT), according to public broadcaster NHK, briefly shaking buildings in the Japanese capital. There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no […]

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In Stunning Satellite Pics, How Japan Rebuilt Itself After 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami triggered the Fukushima disaster. New Delhi: Japan will tomorrow mark 10 years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami, followed by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. 19,000 people lost their lives and around a lakh had to flee their homes. A magnitude […]