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The strongest earthquake that ever struck Japan was on March 11, 2011. This 9.0 magnitude quake triggered a 33 feet/ 10 meter Tsunami which caused massive destruction in the north-eastern part of Japan.
The deadliest earthquake is the 1923 Great Kanto- earthquake. It struck the Kanto- plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu- on September 1, 1923. Varied accounts hold that the duration of the earthquake was between 4 and 10 minutes. The Kanto- quake killed between 100,000 and 140,000 people. The quake had a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale.
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Signs of an impending megaquake in the Nankai Trough

Japan faces the threat of massive earthquakes. This NHK documentary uses the latest technology to unravel the mysteries of earthquakes and examine emerging signs of an impending megaquake in the Nankai Trough. 2013 Credits: USGS (