- Earthquake risk has increased as a direct result of Tohoku earthquake
- 11% chance of Magnitude 6.7 quake occurring within the next 30 years
The Japanese Government’s Earthquake Research Committee announced on July 11, 2011, that the March 11 Tohoku earthquake has increased the chance of an earthquake occurring along the Miura-hanto fault group.
It has been predicted that there is a 11% chance that the Miura-hanto fault group will produce an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 within the next 30 years. This fault group is classified among the most active faults in Japan.
Experts warn that a large earthquake caused by the Miura-hanto fault group could produce a
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