A list of recent natural disasters in Japan from March 2005 to March 2007; this gives an idea of the range and severity of geological and weather-related events that affect the country. Nearly 200 people died during this period, and over 3,000 were injured.
|Dates||Location||Disaster type(s)||Numbers of people affected and cost|
|25th March 2007||Wajima||Earthquake||1 killed; 218 injured; 2,000 homeless|
|November 2006||Hokkaido||Wind storm; tornado||1 killed; 246 injured|
|15th - 20th September 2006||Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Chugoku, Ryukyu island chain||Wind storm; Typhoon Shanshan||10 killed; 448 injured; 12,000 affected; cost US$2,500,000,000|
|22nd - 26th July 2006||Kagoshima (Shibisan, Akune), Kumamoto (Minamata) (Kyushu)||Flood||8 killed; 4,300 affected|
|19th - 20th July 2006||Matsumoto, Okaya, Minowamachi (Nagano), Izumo (Shimane), Kyotango (Kyoto), Tateyamamachi (Toyama)||Flood||34 killed; 32 injured; 6,200 affected|
|21st - 24th January 2006||Kanto, Chubu, Tokyo, Yokohama, Ibakaki, Mito||Wind storm; winter||1 killed; 246 injured|
|9th December 2005 - 5th January 2006||Niigata, Iwate, Hiroshima, Tottori||Wind storm; winter||100 killed; 1,010 injured; 1,800 affected; cost US$33,000,000|
|2nd - 4th September 2005||Kyushu, Okinawa, Shikoku, Greater Tokyo Area||Wind storm; Typhoon Nabi (Jolina/14W)||32 killed; 140 injured; 270,000 affected; cost US$1,000,000,000|
|25th - 26th August 2005||Shizuoka||Wind storm; Typhoon Mawar||3 killed; 4 injured; 90 affected|
|28th June 2005||Niigata||Flood||900 affected|
|20th April 2005||Fukuoka, (Kyushu)||Earthquake||58 injured; 837 affected|
|20th March 2005||Fukuoka (Kyushu)||Earthquake||1 killed; 735 injured; 2,800 affected|
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