On Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency warned that Hagibis could rival the Kanogawa typhoon of 1958, which killed more than 1,200 people in Shizuoka Prefecture and the Tokyo region. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has jolted the main island of Japan as Typhoon Hagibis, one of the strongest storms to hit in decades, continues to reap devastation throughout the central region of the country. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. By Saturday night, NHK reported that local governments had ordered 3.9 million people to evacuate their homes. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. “They wreak havoc with their violent winds, torrential rainfall and associated storm surges and floods,” he said. Record rains flooded rivers, pushed dams to their limits and caused several landslides. Rescue operations were underway in central, eastern and northeastern regions that were hit by floods and landslides. The storm made landfall on Saturday evening, having been downgraded beforehand to “strong,” the JMA’s level for typhoons just above a severe tropical storm. To Start receiving timely alerts please follow the below steps: Explained: How typhoon Haishen is different from cyclones, hurricanes? Shimoda city, west of Tokyo, also issued an advisory to all of its 21,402 residents. In Tokyo’s western neighborhood of Setagaya, the Tama river overflowed its banks, flooding the city streets. Water levels in close to 30 rivers, in prefectures including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Gunma and Shizuoka, had already exceeded levels considered dangerous by the meteorological agency. Click on the Menu icon of the browser, it opens up a list of options. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? The tremor was felt across the capital, leaving buildings shaking amid already treacherous conditions generated by Typhoon Hagibis. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Tokyo shortly after. The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) said that the typhoon Hagibis made landfall just before 7 pm (local time). Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall early Monday morning in the coastal city of Chiba, brought heavy rain and winds of 120 miles per hour, according to … As Hagibis approached this past week — at one point the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, with 160 m.p.h. That included 432,000 people who had been advised to leave the Edogawa ward of Tokyo because of fears of heavy flooding. In a first for central Tokyo, two wards received torrential rainfall warnings. An earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude also shook Chiba, east of Tokyo, ... As Japan prepared for the typhoon to make landfall, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a … Reporting was contributed by Eimi Yamamitsu and Makiko Inoue from Chiba, Japan; Hisako Ueno from Okayama, Japan; and Alan Yuhas from New York. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Thirteen other people were missing, NHK said. Here click on the “Privacy & Security” options listed on the left hand side of the page. Typhoon Hagibis Slams Into Japan After Landslides, Floods and a Quake. Imagine the force that made them look so, Typhoon approaches Japan, flights stand cancelled, Vietnam: Death toll from typhoon Damrey rises to 69, Vietnam typhoon: Widespread floods wreak havoc, death toll mounts to 44, Deadly Typhoon Lan leaves two dead after lashing Japan on election day, 11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines, Hong Kong braces for typhoon Hato, hundreds of flights canceled, China: Typhoon Haitang makes landfall in Fuqing, China braces for Typhoon Roke; fishermen return to shore, Typhoon Merbok makes landfall in China, 100,000 evacuated, Jammu and Kashmir gears up for first polls post Article 370 abrogation, Cyclone Burevi? The "ONEINDIA" word mark and logo are owned by One.in Digitech Media Pvt. The weather agency said the southeastern Tokai region could receive as much as 31 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. Evacuations have also been ordered in Kawasaki, one of the city’s main districts. Here click on the “Settings” tab of the Notification option. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.