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The recent, and continuing, earthquakes in Kyushu once again have many people consulting maps to determine just where Japan’s fault lines are situated, and whether where they live is more, or less, likely to see a large temblor anytime soon.

In the Kansai region, there are about two dozen major fault lines that lie partially or entirely in the roughly six prefectures — Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, Osaka, Hyogo and Wakayama — that form the traditional heart of the region.

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