Japan Meteorological Agency

Japan rain kills two, prompts evacuation advisory for 80,000

Floods and landslides following torrential rain in western Japan have killed at least two people and prompted one city to advise more than 80,000 people to flee their homes, officials said Sunday.
One man was confirmed dead in Kyoto city early Sunday after he was swept away by a flooded river while trying to build a sandbag barrier, Kyoto prefectural officials said.

5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan

A 5.7-magnitude quake hit off the coast of northeast Japan on Friday, according to reports of the US Geological Survey.

The earthquake struck at 7:42 am on Friday eight kilometers east-northeast of the city of Miyako at a depth of 44 kilometers.

The Japan Meteorological Agency measured the magnitude of the jolt at 5.8 on the Richter scale and issued no tsunami alert.