The Japanese capital is likely to be struck by a magnitude 7 earthquake in the next four years, reported the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun referring to experts from the University of Tokyo on Monday.
“A group of researchers from the Center for Earthquake Research at the University of Tokyo, a strong earthquake with its epicenter in Tokyo will occur within four years with a probability of 70%”, writes the daily.
According to estimates by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the seismic activity in the Kanto region, where the capital has increased fivefold since the disaster in March.
On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 9 triggered a tsunami up to 10 meters that hit the northeast coast of Japan. The latest official data, the disaster of March 11 was 15,776 dead, while 4225 people are still missing. The tsunami also destroyed over 151,000 buildings, bridges and roads.