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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Japan-Earthquake Danger-Fault Lines!

 Video Published on Apr 18, 2016

Japan drone footage showing landslides and seismic faults after powerful quakes -- 

Drone  footage  showing  the  impact  of  a  large  landslide  and  deep  cracks  around  seismic  fault  lines  after  powerful  earthquakes  hit  Kyushu Island in Japan.

"They should prepare disaster countermeasures, led by local governments.” 

Nobuo Fukuwa, director of Nagoya University’s Disaster Mitigation Research Center, said: “Areas that have not been hit by quakes recently should change their mind-set and [assume] that the time for a quake is approaching. They should prepare disaster countermeasures, led by local governments.” 

Linked  series  of  quakes  could  strike  anywhere 

An earthquake may occur in the future in a fault zone that has not even been found yet.

A new fault zone was found when the Iwate-Miyagi Inland Earthquake hit the Tohoku region in 2008. It had a magnitude of 7.2 and registered upper 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7.

Earthquakes frequently occur in Japan because the country is located on four plates — out of a dozen or so that cover the surface of the Earth — that overlap each other.
Also, a sea plate is submerging beneath a land plate, causing tension to build up.
This is a major factor that causes active faults to move.

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Linked series of quakes could strike anywhere - The Japan News:

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