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M6.1 hit western Japan / JMA “Connection with a potential great earthquake is not known”

According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), M6.1 occurred offshore Mie prefecture at 11:39 of 4/1/2016 (JST). It affected the large area of mid-western Japan. The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

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6 intense quakes hit Hyuga-Nada within 5 hours / The western end of Nankai Trough

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, 6 intense quakes hit Hyuga-nada within only 5 hours on 8/29/2014. It started at 1:34 of 8/29/2014 (JST). Magnitude was 4.3. The last one occurred

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Unusual number of “deep-sea fish” caught dead 2km offshore of Kochi

    105 bodies of deep-sea fish “Photonectes” (10~25cm long) were caught in the Pacific on 4/22/2014.   The ecology of this fish is not even well-known. Among 105 bodies,

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National institute “Mt. Fuji can erupt in next mega earthquake / same state as just before the last eruption in 1707”

According to the researching team of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (belongs to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Mt. Fuji can erupt in the next large

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Cabinet office of JP, “It’s impossible to predict Nankai megathrust earthquake, beyond the ability of modern science”

On 3/20/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “The potential Nankai megathrust earthquake would cause 220 trillion yen damage and 5 million evacuees [URL]” On 5/28/2013, the researching team of Japanese cabinet office

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The potential Nankai megathrust earthquake would cause 220 trillion yen damage and 5 million evacuees

On 3/18/2013, the council for the potential Nankai megathrust earthquake announced in case of M9.1 class of the earthquake offshore South West offshore Japan, the economical damage would be 220.3