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  1. Kyushu - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · Kyushu has 10.3 percent of the population of Japan. Most of Kyushu's population is concentrated along the northwest, in the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu , with population corridors stretching southwest into Sasebo and Nagasaki and south into Kumamoto and Kagoshima.

    • 36,782 km² (14,202 sq mi)
    • 14,311,224 (2018)
  2. Geography of Japan - Wikipedia

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    1 day ago · The Japanese archipelago is relatively far away from the Asian continent. Kyushu is closest to the southernmost point of the Korean peninsula with a distance of 190 km (120 mi), which is almost 6 times farther away than from England to France across the English Channel. Thus historically Kyushu was the gateway between Asia and Japan.

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  4. Earth - Wikipedia

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    May 06, 2021 · Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. About 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. The remaining 70.8% is covered with water, mostly by oceans, seas, gulfs, and other salt-water bodies, but also by lakes, rivers, and other fresh water, which together constitute the hydrosphere.

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    • 0.99726968 d, (23h 56m 4.100s)
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  5. Fukuoka - Wikipedia

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    5 days ago · Fukuoka is served by Fukuoka Airport, the San'yō Shinkansen and the Kyushu Shinkansen high-speed rail line and other JR Kyushu trains at Hakata Station and by ferry. JR Kyushu and a Korean company operate hydrofoil ferries (named Beetle and Kobee) between Hakata and Busan, South Korea.

    • 57 AD
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  6. 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes (Japanese: 平成28年熊本地震, Hepburn: Heisei 28-nen Kumamoto jishin) were a series of earthquakes, including a magnitude 7.0 main shock which struck at 01:25 JST on April 16, 2016 (16:25 UTC on April 15) beneath Kumamoto City of Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu Region, Japan, at a depth of about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi), and a foreshock earthquake with a ...

    • Foreshock: 9 dead, 1,108 injured, Main shock: 41 dead, 2,021 injured, Total:273 dead, 2,809 injured
    • 7.0 Mw
  7. Mount Unzen - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · Pictures have shown that the pyroclastic flow left significant deposits near the mouth of the Mizunashi River Valley, enough to bury houses and the river itself. In contrast, the surge that detached from the flow left deposits of ash between 3 and 30 cm thick, however trees were flattened and many buildings continued burning until the next morning.

  8. Earth - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    May 05, 2021 · Earth also turns around in space, so that different parts face the Sun at different times. Earth goes around the Sun once (one year) for every 365 1 ⁄ 4 times it turns around (one day). Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that has a large amount of liquid water. About 74% of the surface of Earth is covered by liquid or frozen water.

  9. Earth system science - Wikipedia

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    4 days ago · Earth system science (ESS) is the application of systems science to the Earth. In particular, it considers interactions and 'feedbacks', through material and energy fluxes, between the Earth's sub-systems' cycles, processes and "spheres"—atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, pedosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and even the magnetosphere —as well as the impact of human societies ...

  10. List of Solar System probes - Wikipedia

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    Apr 30, 2021 · This is a list of space probes that have left Earth orbit (or were launched with that intention but failed), organized by their planned destination. It includes planetary probes, solar probes, and probes to asteroids and comets, but excludes lunar missions, which are listed separately at List of lunar probes and List of Apollo missions.

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