Jun 13, 2016

Quake risks rise in areas along Nankai Trough: report

The probability of a strong earthquake occurring in areas along the Nankai Trough within 30 years has risen by 1 to 2 percentage points, a new report has found. A quake measuring lower 6 or stronger on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 ...

Apr 2, 2015

Ambitious Nankai quake plan

The government must verify and review its highly ambitious reponse plan for the predicted Nankai Trough quake to ensure it can be implemented smoothly when disaster strikes.

Jun 25, 2014

Quake in Nankai Trough could cripple thermal power plants

A tsunami triggered by a major earthquake in the Nankai Trough off Japan’s Pacific coast could damage up to six coastal thermal plants and leave them out of action for at least four months, experts have said. A panel working under the industry ministry ...

Apr 29, 2014

Train lines to be reinforced by '17

Japan hopes to reinforce railways in areas threatened by strong earthquakes by fiscal 2017, according to a draft disaster preparedness plan obtained by Kyodo News on Monday. Efforts to make railways more quake-resistant are part of a nationwide plan filled with numerical targets for ...