Japan is Facing a very Heavy Earthquake and Huge Tsunami. Within the foreseeable future, a very heavy earthquake could take place in Japan with a force of 9 on the Richter scale. The quake, which is expected for the east coast near Hokkaido, would trigger a huge tsunami.
Earthquake researchers presented their long-term predictions today. According to them, there is a 7 to 40 percent probability that such a severe earthquake will occur in the next thirty years. The port city of Nemuro runs the risk of being hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 to 8.6 in the same period, reports The Japan Times from the report.
About four hundred years ago a massive earthquake occurred in the same place, and according to the earthquake investigators, such great quakes are every 340 to 380 years. The last time it happened there, a tsunami of 20 meters high was created, and the area was flooded up to 4 kilometers inland.