Latest Japan Meteorological Agency Stories

2011-08-23 13:09:37

  According to 9to5mac, Apple Japan is adding a new earthquake early warning system to their Japanese iOS5 iPhones. According to the BBC, the earthquake warnings are typically issued through radio, television and text messaging under the Area Mail Disaster Information Service. For SMS (Text Messaging) the system works by sending out a mass cell broadcast (SMS-CB) to all handsets in the area. Japanese law has compelled 3G cellphones to include the SMS-CB technology since 2007,...

2011-04-07 10:55:00

Another earthquake hit Japan today, just weeks after another devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast. A tsunami warming for a wave up to 6-feet has been issued by the Japan meteorological agency.  The warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by the tsunami that struck last month and took 25,000 lives sparking an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant. Officials say Thursday's quake was a 7.1-magnitude and hit 25 miles under water and off the...

2010-09-02 06:25:00

The Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday that the country has had its hottest summer on record since records began in 1898. The record heat wave sent thousands of people to the hospital suffering heatstroke. The average temperature nationwide between June and August was 1.64 degrees Celsius above average for the period, according to experts. The previous record summer heat was in 1994, with average temperatures 1.36 degrees C above normal. The agency did not say what the average...

2005-08-16 00:24:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 jolted northern Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 27 people, causing power outages and snarling transportation. Buildings also swayed in Tokyo, about 300 km (190 miles) to the south, when the tremor struck at 11:46 a.m. (0246 GMT) but there were no reports of damage or injuries in the capital. Injury reports were still being compiled, but Kyodo news agency said 27 people had been injured in the mainly agricultural region,...

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