History of Earthquakes in Japan

The consistent occurrence of earthquakes in Japan has made the country a geographical nightmare for natural disasters. One-tenth of the world’s earthquakes occur in and around Japan. On average, the country experiences an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 each year. Regular earthquakes in Japan date back to ancient times, as Sugawara no Michizane, a government official, recorded 23 destructive earthquakes out of 623 earthquakes felt in Japan between 416 AD to 887 AD.

The country today is well prepared for natural disasters. Even so, Japan still faces monumental casualties…