Shizuoka Prefecture Disaster Drill Involving the Japanese and US Military.

Abstract

Izu peninsula is in Shizuoka prefecture, which is approximately 130 km from Tokyo. According to a report from the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Izu peninsula is located just on the border between the Philippine Sea and the Eurasian plate. In this area, huge earthquakes, called Tokai earthquakes, have occurred repeatedly every 100 to 150 years. The next earthquake is expected to have at least a magnitude of 8 and could cause thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and millions of damaged buildings, leaving cities that include Shizuoka devastated.

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