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The Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, was completely shut down Saturday following an unprecedented request by the government due to fears of a large earthquake hitting the area......The Hamaoka complex stands in an area where a magnitude 8 earthquake is projected. The so-called Tokai Earthquake is the only one for which authorities compile top-level prevention measures on the assumption they will be able to predict it.
he Tokai earthquakes are major earthquakes that have occurred regularly with an interval of 100 to 150 years in the Tōkai region of Japan. The Tokai segment has been struck by earthquakes in 1498, 1605, 1707 and 1854. Given the historic regularity of these earthquakes, another is expected in the near future, as was first predicted by Kiyoo Mogi in 1969.
Hopefully, Japan will be spared even more plight against it's people and ecosystem. I hope this turns out to be nothing than just government paranoia. Japan Times-in English