Earthquakes in Japan

  • ← You can select the display language.

    Earthquakes in Japan


    The surface of the earth is covered with 14 or 15 plate tectonics (also called “lithosphere”), and earthquakes occur when the strain on these plates is released.

    Since Japan is placed on four tectonic plates, a lot of earthquakes occur compared with many other countries in the world.

    The number of earthquakes including small earthquakes is about 5000 per year, and the number of earthquakes that you can feel the shaking is about 2000 per year.

    This number seems to be second only to the one of Indonesia.

    Incidentally, it is said that the country with the least natural disaster is Qatar.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *