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Japan Calls on 26,000 People to Evacuate as Typhoon Nears – Reports

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An aerial view of damage to northern Honshu, Japan, after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami

110318-N-0076O-004 NORTH HONSHU, Japan (March 18, 2011) An aerial view of damage to northern Honshu, Japan, after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Air Crewman 1st Class Jay Okonek/Released)


TOKYO (Sputnik) – The residents of Miyazaki Prefecture in the Kyushu Island were urged to evacuate by the authorities as Japan’s southwestern regions might be hit by the natural disaster on Sunday and Monday, according to the NHK broadcaster.

Around 26,000 people in southern Japan were advised to evacuate by the authorities as the Prapiroon typhoon is nearing some of the regions, the NHK broadcaster reported, citing local authorities.

Currently, the Prapiroon typhoon has a maximum wind gust speed of 65 meters per second and average speed of 23 meters per second.

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Sputnik International


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