It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A tornado ripped through Tsukuba, 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Tokyo on Sunday, killing a teenager, wounding dozens of others, cutting power and destroying houses.
A 14-year-old boy was killed and scores wounded on Sunday as a tornado swept through the Japanese city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki prefecture, located 60 kilometers northeast of the capital Tokyo.
Nearly 14 months after a powerful earthquake and tsunami triggered the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl, Japan is shutting down the last of its nuclear reactors. After the accident, the Japanese government imposed safety tests on all nuclear power plants.
Originally posted by MidnightTide
I had no clue that Japan even got tornadoes....
1. How do tornadoes form?
Tornadoes form where warm moist air is trapped underneath a layer of cold, dry air. This instability is upset when the warm bottom layer gets pushed up — either by heating near the ground, or by an influx of cold air.
2. Where do tornadoes form?
Tornadoes can occur almost anywhere in the world, but the United States is the country with the highest frequency of tornadoes. About 1,000 tornadoes hit the United States each year.