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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 ...

Editorials 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.