Modeling future earthquake and tsunami risk in southwestern Japan

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Modeling future earthquake and tsunami risk in southwestern Japan

A recent study led by UMass Amherst looked at risk in southwestern Japan after the devastating 2011 quake and tsunami. The Japanese government called for hazard-assessment research to define the nation's worst-case scenarios. Study centered on the Nankai Trough, a fault predicted to generate a magnitude 8 to 9 earthquake in coming decades. CloseSource: Google News Japan | Netizen 24 Japan

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