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Tokyo Has Chance of Seeing Magnitude 7 Earthquake In The Near Future
2012-01-25 10:13:29

Japan´s capital city, Tokyo, has a high probability of experiencing a magnitude-7 earthquake within just a few years, according to Japanese scientists. Researchers at the University of Tokyo´s Earthquake Research Institute announced Monday there was a 75 percent chance that a 7.0 magnitude quake could strike the region within four years, and a 98 percent probability of one striking in the next 30 years. The announcement coincided a magnitude 5.1 quake that rocked large parts...

2006-08-31 20:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan held a huge earthquake disaster drill in Tokyo on Friday with a U.S. navy ship transporting evacuees and helicopters carrying relief supplies. The exercises, held every year on the anniversary of the Great Kanto earthquake which killed more than 140,000 people on September 1, 1923, are a reminder that the island nation, where earthquakes occur frequently, must be vigilant. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck southern Japan shortly before the drills...

2006-04-30 00:26:28

TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 jolted central Japan on Sunday, but the Meteorological Agency said there was no risk of a tsunami and national media said there were no immediate reports of damage. The Meteorological Agency said the epicenter of the tremor -- which occurred at 1:10 p.m. (0410 GMT) -- was 10 km (6 miles) under the sea off the coast of Shizuoka prefecture, around 120 km west of Tokyo. In the coastal city of Atami -- a famous...

2006-03-28 09:35:00

TOKYO -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 jolted the Tokyo area on Tuesday evening, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The quake, which struck at 10:33 p.m., was felt most strongly north of the capital. The epicenter of the tremor was about 410 km (255 miles) below the seabed in the Pacific Ocean south of Japan's main island of Honshu, the agency said. The quake originated about...

2006-03-26 22:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 jolted southern Japan just before midday local time on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake hit at 0250 GMT. The focus was 50 km (31 miles) below the seabed off the eastern coast of Kyushu, Japan's southernmost main island. Public broadcaster NHK said the quake was felt for about 15 seconds but there was no major...

2006-01-22 01:40:00

TOKYO -- A major quake striking northeastern Japan could set off a 22-meter tsunami, kill nearly 3,000 people and cause more than a trillion yen in damage, according to a worst-case government scenario, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday. The scenario was one of eight pulled together by the government's Central Disaster Prevention Council in a report due out on Wednesday. Japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas and accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of...

2005-07-23 04:21:46

TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake struck near Tokyo on Saturday, shaking buildings and injuring five people in a shopping center, the weather office and a Japanese news agency said. The epicenter of the 5.7 magnitude quake, which occurred at 4:35 p.m. (0735 GMT), was 90 km (56 miles) deep in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, adding there was no risk of a tsunami. Kyodo news agency said five people were injured at a shopping center in Saitama...

2005-07-23 03:08:15

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook areas near Tokyo on Saturday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicenter of the moderate quake, which struck at 4:35 p.m. (0735 GMT), was 90 km (56 miles) deep in Chiba prefecture near Tokyo, the agency said, adding there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake led to the stoppage of some bullet train services, public broadcaster NHK said. Earthquakes...


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