Japan quake loaded stress on fault closer to Tokyo

The new fiend quake that hit northeastern Japan distorted the earth's surface; geologists speak, loading stress onto a dissimilar section of the fault line much nearer to Tokyo.

Specialists are quick to point out that this doesn't mean an authoritative earthquake is necessarily about to hit the Japanese capital. Albeit it did, the structure of the tectonic plates and fault lines approximately the city makes it improbable that Tokyo would be hit by a quake wherever near the strength of the 9.0-magnitude one that strike March 11, said Roger Musson of the British Geological review.

Other than, given the vast inhabitants — Tokyo and its environs are home to 39 million people — any strong temblor could be shocking.

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