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South Kantō earthquakes

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Major earthquakes that occurred in the Kanto region in the past
Major earthquakes that occurred in the Kanto region in the past

South Kantō earthquakes (Japanese: 南関東直下地震) or Greater Tokyo Area earthquakes (Japanese: 首都直下地震) are general terms for major earthquakes that occurs repeatedly historically in the southern part of Kanto region (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, etc, Greater Tokyo Area) in Japan.[1][2][3] It has been announced that there is a 70% chance that earthquakes of about M7 will occur in the southern part of the Kanto region within the next 30 years.[4][5][6]

Tokyo (Greater Tokyo Area) is one of the largest cities in the world (populated area), if a large earthquake occurs in the southern part of the Kanto region, the damage is expected to be enormous.[7][8] And also, Indirect damage caused by the earthquake is thought to extend to the entire world for a long period of time. It has been announced that if a large earthquake occurs in the Greater Tokyo Area, would kill 23,000 people in the worst case.[9][10]

Major earthquakes in the past

This is a list of major earthquakes that have caused damage to the southern part of the Kanto region in the past.

See also

References

  1. ^ 百科事典マイペディア,デジタル大辞泉. "首都直下型地震とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  2. ^ 日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ). "首都直下地震とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  3. ^ 日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ). "南関東地震とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  4. ^ 日本放送協会. "首都直下地震「今後30年で70%」の根拠は|災害列島 命を守る情報サイト|NHK NEWS WEB". www3.nhk.or.jp. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  5. ^ "30年以内に70%の確率で起きる!? もし首都直下地震が起きたら…専門家が算出する被害想定は?(TOKYO FM+)". Yahoo!ニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  6. ^ "首都直下地震対策について" (PDF). web.archive.org. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  7. ^ 首都直下地震対策専門調査会報告 平成17年7月 中央防災会議p4
  8. ^ "特集 首都直下地震の被害想定と対策について(最終報告)‐内閣府防災情報のページ : 防災情報のページ - 内閣府". www.bousai.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  9. ^ 日本放送協会. "首都直下地震 被害想定 死者約2万3000人|災害列島 命を守る情報サイト|NHK NEWS WEB". www3.nhk.or.jp. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  10. ^ "首都直下地震の被害想定:朝日新聞デジタル". 朝日新聞デジタル (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-24.


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