Japan has entered its fourth distinct disaster season this year with a significant earthquake hitting Chiba Prefecture on Saturday.

“Rain yesterday, earthquake today, typhoons tomorrow,” says Japan Meteorological Agency spokesman Maitsuki Saigai.

“We have many more seasons than foreigners can even comprehend.”

The nation boasts over six separate disaster seasons including avalanches, volcano eruptions, cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, and the recent man-made disaster known as nuclear radiation.

Typhoon season will begin later this month.

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