Government panel warns a magnitude 9 earthquake, with a 30-meter tsunami could hit northern Japan

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A government panel said Tuesday that a tsunami as high as 30 meters could hit Hokkaido in northern Japan and Iwate in the northeast if a magnitude 9 earthquake occurs along sea trenches off the country’s Pacific coast. The group of experts made the warning based on a worst-case scenario and said a mega-earthquake centered around the Japan Trench and the Kuril Trench off northern parts of the country could be “imminent.” While the Cabinet Office panel said it is difficult to calculate the probability such an earthquake could occur, it pointed to the fact that massive tsunami has happened in the region every 300 to 400 years with the latest observed in the 17th century.

The Japan Trench extends from waters off the coast of Hokkaido to the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, and the Kuril Trench stretches from the sea off Tokachi on the country’s northernmost main island to the Kuril Islands in Russia’s Far East. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami which devastated northeastern Japan in 2011 and left more than 15,000 people dead were also focused on the Japan Trench. However, the panel this time predicted quakes specifically centered around waters off Sanriku and Hidaka as well as the sea off Tokachi and Nemuro.

Seismologist Kenji Satake, a University of Tokyo professor and head of the panel, pointed out a massive earthquake and tsunami, though not often, would certainly happen in the region because such quakes have occurred there several times in the past 6,000 years. “A massive earthquake of this class (shown in the simulation) would be difficult to deal with by developing hard infrastructure (such as coast levees). To save people’s lives, the basic policy would be evacuation,” Satake said. The Cabinet Office launched a working group Tuesday to estimate the damage on people, buildings and the economy that could be caused by the predicted disaster and to study countermeasures. It plans to draw a conclusion by the end of March next year.

The latest panel simulation based on the analysis of tsunami deposits in the past 6,000 years covered damage to seven prefectures — Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Chiba. Miyako in Iwate Prefecture was forecast to be hit by the largest tsunami of 29.7 meters, followed by the Hokkaido town of Erimo at 27.9 meters. The area around Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that was crippled by the 2011 disaster is projected to be submerged as well, while the coast of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures could be hit by 5- to 20-meter tsunami. Tsunami could also hit parts of Aomori Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan as well as Mutsu Bay, with the prefectural government office and Aomori city hall predicted to be under more than 1-meter of water, according to the panel.   –Japan Times

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4 Responses to Government panel warns a magnitude 9 earthquake, with a 30-meter tsunami could hit northern Japan

  1. Never mind. I see they are up to their usual hype. I may unsubscribe.

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    On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 5:35 PM The Extinction Protocol wrote:

    > The Extinction Protocol posted: ” A government panel said Tuesday that > tsunami as high as 30 meters could hit Hokkaido in northern Japan and Iwate > in the northeast if a magnitude 9 earthquake occurs along sea trenches off > the country’s Pacific coast. The group of experts made the warnin” >

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  2. jeanette says:

    All this…and a war is coming

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  3. Dennis E. says:

    I would like to point out that already a 9.0 earthquake with an accompanying tsunami has already occurred (reference posted pic) and from that we got Fukushima.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster.

    https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/japans-nightmare-823-quakes-after-9-0-and-still-shaking/

    https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/honshu-earthquake-tore-gash-in-the-earth-150-miles-long-50-miles-wide/

    However, many do not know that, that earthquake occurred one year to the date after Japan threaten Israel politically regarding the building of housing in East Jerusalem.

    Hm, I wonder what Japan is doing now?

    In times past on this site, we have discussed the possibility of parts of Japan sinking with a heavy cost of life. We may see this in our life time.

    Get ready!

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  4. Jeanette says:

    the white horseman rides and the red horseman is coming…war is not far away

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