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

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

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