• Kyodo, Staff Report

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The government held a drill Monday to prepare for the latest massive earthquake feared to hit within the next 30 years.

The Nankai Trough drill was the first held since a new warning system debuted in November. The hypothetical scenario involved a magnitude 9 quake that strikes after an emergency warning is issued for a magnitude 7 foreshock in the Nankai Trough, a sea trench off central Japan that stretches southwest along the Pacific coast of the Japanese archipelago.

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