At the moment, where I am in Nagoya, there is an eerie silence outside. No wind, no rain, only the sound of tires driving through water on the road. Could we be in the eye of the storm?
Typhoon #4 Guchol is rated M3: threatening life and property.
Large, strong typhoons in June are fairly rare in Japan. Typhoon season is usually August and September. According to japan-guide.com,
Most typhoons hit Japan between May and October with August and September being the peak season. Typhoons later in the season tend to be stronger than typhoons earlier in the season.
Yikes! If this is a “weak” one, wonder what else we’re in for this year…
Shonai River 19 June 2012
From Nagoya! FB page (via Rangi Thomson-McCall)
- 68,000 in Toyohashi have been ordered to evacuate.
Chart showing how long the strong wind advisory (keihou) will last. In the Tokai area, it may last through the early morning hours of 20 June.
Heavy Rainfall Can Cause Huge Earthquakes
Rain-induced erosion loosens faults, scientist says.
Heavy rainfall can trigger earthquakes in what one scientist calls “disaster triggering disaster.”
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