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Sunday Fact: Japan & Earthquakes

Japan is one of the world's most seismically active areas, with an earthquake occurring every five minutes.

The country accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of Richter magnitude six or greater.

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nocturnia
Sep. 6th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
Which is why...
The nice little 6.8 which would have done massive damage to other areas of the world, just shook some buildings in Tokyo.
The whole of Japan is either built to withstand earthquakes, or small wooden huts that can easily be rebuilt.
They're used to it.
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