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Northern Japan likely to experience a magnitude 7 or 8 earthquake in the next 30 years.

Japan earthquake risk: MAGNITUDE 8 earthquake predicted to strike RING OF FIRE near Japan

A MAGNITUDE 8 or 7 earthquake will likely hit Japan along the so-called Ring of Fire in the next 30 years, Japanese geologists have warned. By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY, Express UK , Wed, Feb 27, 2019 A Japanese Government panel said on Tuesday, February 26, the risk of a major earthquake in the near future is high. A magnitude 7 or 8 quake is expected to strike the Japan Trench just off the northeast coast of Japan. The oceanic trench forms part of the Pacific Ring of Fire – a hotspot of volcanic activity and earthquakes along the basin of the Pacific Ocean. Japan’s Earthquake Research Committee said there is at least a 50 percent chance of magnitude 7 to 7.5 earthquake in the Fukushima Prefecture……..

Chances of another earthquake in the region are now up by 10 percent on the last Earthquake forecast released in March 2011.  ……

What is the Ring of Fire?The Ring of Fire is a major hotbed of seismic and volcanic activity stretching along the horseshoe-like basin of the Pacific Ocean.

Approximately 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes strike along the Ring of Fire.

And about 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes are found in this part of the world.

The incredible activity in Ring of Fire is the result of tectonic plate movements deep beneath the waves of the Pacific Ocean.https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1093212/Japan-earthquake-magnitude-8-earthquake-ring-of-fire-japan-trench

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February 28, 2019 - Posted by | Japan, safety

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