Where Will The Next Big Japan Earthquake Strike?

We’re still getting some shakes here and there in Japan in the wake of the March 11th Japan-EarthquakeTohoku earthquake.  It’s been predicted that they’ll continue for the next year or so.  There are lots of predictions about where the next big quake will be, and much to my chagrin, my home of Chiba prefecture is one of them.

This is a map from the Quake Prediction site, where they use thermal temperature changes, tectonic plate heat, micro earthquakes and a number of other methods to make predictions.

If you look at the Chiba peninsula, it’s marked as a risk area for a 5 to 5.5 magnitude earthquake.  Places marked for bigger earthquakes are Hokkaido, Kyushu and Fukui Prefecture.  The area around Fukui has a number of nuclear reactors and also Lake Biwa, the source of drinking water for most of Kansai region.  That’s a little scary to say the least.

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