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Disaster drill held to prepare for feared Nankai Trough quake

National Sep 1, 2018

Disaster drill held to prepare for feared Nankai Trough quake

The government held a comprehensive drill on Disaster Prevention Day on Saturday to prepare for a potential mega-thrust earthquake originating in the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coast. The drill was based on a scenario in which a magnitude 9.1 earthquake strikes south of Wakayama ...

Fukui disaster drill for simultaneous atomic accidents ends

National Aug 26, 2018

Fukui disaster drill for simultaneous atomic accidents ends

A nuclear disaster drill for simultaneous accidents at the Oi and Takahama nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture ended Sunday after mobilizing 21,000 people. It was the first disaster response drill designed for serious simultaneous accidents at multiple plants since the Fukushima nuclear crisis in ...

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

National Sep 1, 2014

Disaster drills held on 1923 quake memorial day

An estimated 2.35 million people took part in government-led disaster drills Monday, the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated the Tokyo region. The annual exercise was based on a scenario in which a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 and a maximum ...