Tokyo schoolchildren take shelter under desks during an earthquake simulation exercise. Photo: Reuters

How prepared is Tokyo for giant earthquake that could kill 10,000 people and destroy 300,000 buildings?

  • Experts say there is a 70 per cent chance of a magnitude-7 quake hitting Tokyo before 2050. It is no longer a question of if – but when – the big one will come
  • A magnitude-7.3 quake striking northern Tokyo Bay could kill 9,700 people and injure almost 150,000, with an expected peak of 3.39 million evacuees the next day
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Tokyo schoolchildren take shelter under desks during an earthquake simulation exercise. Photo: Reuters
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