Natural disasters in Japan

This item appears on page 16 of the November 2018 issue.

On Sept. 4, Typhoon Jebi made landfall on Shikoku, Japan, then moved to the main island, Honshu, leading to the deaths of at least six people, with more than 160 injured. Winds reached more than 100 miles per hour, making it the most powerful typhoon to strike Japan in 25 years.

The next day, Sept. 5, a magnitude-6.7 earthquake occurred on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. It caused landslides and resulted in the deaths of 44 people, with 660 injured. The earthquake damaged the largest power plant in the area, which took more than two weeks to bring back online.

Hokkaido was not directly hit by Jebi but did experience heavier-than-normal rains during the storm.

On Sept. 30, Typhoon Trami struck southern Japan, with wind gusts reaching more than 130 miles per hour. There were at least two people killed and more than 120 injured.