2 active faults found in Nagoya city

Researcher. Sugito from Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University found two active faults running right under the urban area of Nagoya city. Nagoya city is the 4th biggest city in Japan, the population is 2,266,517 at the moment of 10/1/2011.

The research team analyzed aerial photograph to confirm the active faults from the geographical features.

They presume the western fault has moved several times in past to cause 10m height cliff.

It may cause earthquake of over M7. The great Hanshin earthquake in 1995 was M7.3 to have caused over 6,000 victims.





2 faglie attive trovate nella città di Nagoya

Il ricercatore Sugito, della scuola professionale di studi sull’ambiente dell’università di Nagoya, ha scoperto due faglie attive che si estendono sotto l’area della città di Nagoya. La città di Nagoya è la quarta più grande in Giappone e la popolazione è di 2.266.517 persone (misurazione del 01/10/2011).

Il team di ricerca ha analizzato le fotografie aeree per confermare le faglie attive dalle caratteristiche geografiche.

Presumono che la faglia più a ovest si sia spostata più volte in passato, tanto da formare una collina di 10m.

Ciò potrebbe causare un terremoto di oltre 7 di magnitudo. Il grande terremoto dell’Hanshin del 1995 fu di 7.5M e causò più di 6.000 vittime.


Français :

Découverte : 2 failles actives dans la ville de Nagoya

M. Sugito, chercheur à l’École Supérieure d’Études Environnementales de l’Université de Nagoya, a trouvé deux failles actives passant directement sous la zone urbaine de Nagoya. La ville de Nagoya est la quatrième du Japon, sa population était de 2 266 517 au 1er octobre 2011.

L’équipe de recherche a analysé des photos aériennes pour confirmer les failles actives issues de données géographiques.

Ils supposent que la faille la plus occidentale des deux a bougé plusieurs fois par le passé pour arriver à créer une falaise de 10 m de haut. Elles peuvent induire un séisme de plus de 7 de magnitude.

Le grand séisme de Hanshin de 1995 était un 7,3 et a fait plus de 6 000 victimes.


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