Japan starts talks on action to follow rise in Nankai Trough quake risk
Jiji -- Apr 13
A Japanese government panel started talks Thursday on action to be taken if the Japan Meteorological Agency announces a significant rise in the possibility of a major earthquake occurring at the Nankai Trough off the country's Pacific coast.

The central disaster management council held the first meeting of a related working group on the day. The working group is slated to draw up a report within the year, and based on the report, the government will consider the feasibility of introducing guidelines for the action.

The working group was set up after the meteorological agency launched a new scheme last November to release information on the possible Nankai Trough earthquake.

The panel will study action to follow information releases under the new scheme in the Pacific coastal prefectures of Shizuoka and Kochi, to serve as a model for other areas.

According to the government, there is a 70 to 80 pct chance of an 8- to 9-magnitude earthquake occurring at the Nankai Trough within 30 years.

南海トラフ巨大地震に関わる異常な現象が観測された際の国の防災対応を検討する会議が初めて開催されました。 南海トラフ巨大地震は今後、30年以内に70%から80%の確率で起きるとされています。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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