• Kyodo


A quake as powerful as magnitude 9 feared to hit the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan could max out the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 in areas surrounding the port of Nagoya, the city warned Monday.

The earthquake could measure upper 6 in the western half of the city, including JR Nagoya Station, with tsunami up to 3.6 meters high engulfing the port. The city, with a population of 2.27 million, also said ground liquefaction could occur in areas around the station.

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