Scientists: An earthquake measuring 9 can be repeated in Japan

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In the next thirty years in Japan could be repeated about 9.0 magnitude earthquake — the same capacity as the spring. The probability of such a strong quake is 30%. Seismological data of the study published today, the Japanese national newspaper Asahi.
According to experts, the epicenter of the earthquake can be located in the Pacific Ocean area off the coast of Iwate Prefecture in the north-east the main Japanese island of Honshu to the Boso Peninsula, located near Tokyo. According to seismologists, the quake caused the energy can be of tectonic plates, which is not fully released during the spring of the disaster.
Specialists also calculated for different parts of the country less likely to earthquakes, which is expected in the coming years will be more susceptible to the north of Japan. In particular, the probability of a magnitude quake of over 7.6 coast of Aomori and Iwate prefectures, the experts rated at 90%.

Seismologists also found that large earthquakes like what has happened in March of this year, taking place in Japan about once in 600 years, instead of every one thousand years, as previously thought, according to ITAR-TASS.

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