24 Jan '12, 4am

70% chance of big Tokyo earthquake 'within 4 years'

70% chance of big Tokyo earthquake 'within 4 years'

There is a 70 per cent probability that the Tokyo metropolitan area will be hit directly by a strong earthquake of magnitude-7 level within four years, according to data compiled by a University of Tokyo research team. -- PHOTO: AP JAPAN (THE DAILY YOMIURI/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There is a 70 per cent probability that the Tokyo metropolitan area will be hit directly by a strong earthquake of magnitude-7 level within four years, according to data compiled by a University of Tokyo research team. The preliminary calculations conducted by a team from the university's Earthquake Research Institute were based on intensified seismic activity in the area after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11. The findings are more dire than a similar estimate by the central government's Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion, which states there is a 70 per cent chance a quake of...

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