A photo taken on April 11, 2020,  shows Aso Ohashi bridge under reconstruction in the Kumamoto prefecture village of Minamiaso in southwestern Japan, which was brought down by a massive earthquake-triggered landslide in 2016. Photo: Kyodo
A photo taken on April 11, 2020, shows Aso Ohashi bridge under reconstruction in the Kumamoto prefecture village of Minamiaso in southwestern Japan, which was brought down by a massive earthquake-triggered landslide in 2016. Photo: Kyodo
Earthquakes

String of earthquakes in Japan raises fears ‘the Big One’ is about to hit

  • Tremors in Tokyo, at the foot of Mount Fuji, and more than 200 in the Tokara Islands in recent weeks prompt concerns a rupture of the Nankai Trough may be imminent
  • Experts call for calm, saying the risk of a Fukushima-like disaster has not grown – but admit that major seismic events often occur with little or no warning

Topic |   Earthquakes
A photo taken on April 11, 2020,  shows Aso Ohashi bridge under reconstruction in the Kumamoto prefecture village of Minamiaso in southwestern Japan, which was brought down by a massive earthquake-triggered landslide in 2016. Photo: Kyodo
A photo taken on April 11, 2020, shows Aso Ohashi bridge under reconstruction in the Kumamoto prefecture village of Minamiaso in southwestern Japan, which was brought down by a massive earthquake-triggered landslide in 2016. Photo: Kyodo
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