A team of scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Seismology, University (Japan) came to the conclusion that in the next four years in Japan could happen in the history of the strongest earthquake epicenter and could become the Japanese capital Tokyo. A harbinger of the coming earthquake is the increase in seismic activity in the area of the capital of the Rising Sun, which occurred after the Great East Japan Earthquake March 11, 2011. Specialists note that in recent years the frequency of earthquakes in the area has increased substantially. This was last week told media citing the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun.
Until now, the government is generally accepted estimates, according to which an earthquake, the focus of which will be directly under the metropolis, can occur with a probability of 70% within 30 years.
Japanese newspaper today gives details mmo, according to which the seismic activity in the area of the main metropolis of Japan grew 5 times since 11 March 2011. In total, from March to December in Tokyo took place on an average day 1.48 earthquakes with a magnitude of 3 to 6.
Recall that in March 2011 in Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 9, and after him the devastating tsunami, the height of which exceeds 30 meters in places. The disaster killed and missing are listed more than 19,000 people, with about 93% of those killed were victims of the tsunami. Giant wave has also caused the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", the consequences of which Japan will cope over the next 30 years.
Prior to that, the strongest earthquake in Japan is considered a great Hanshin, which occurred in January 1995. Its magnitude was 7 points. Earthquake suffered most Kobe, the death toll has exceeded 6,000 people.