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TextThe new city, code named IRTBBC, or Integrated Resort, Tourism, Business and Backup City, will stand in for the capital in the event of it being hit by a disabling earthquake. A possible location has already been earmarked 300 miles to the west of Tokyo on the 1236 acre site of the largely superseded Itami Airport.
TextPicture this bustling street market, empty of human life, absent of familiar sounds, smells, lights. Crumbling, overgrown, silent.
Textf you can wrap your head around that image, then you've got an idea of what Japanese artist Hisaharu Motoda conveys in his series of Neo-Ruins lithographs: exceptionally detailed, vivid representations of a futuristic, post-apocalyptic Tokyo, where humans are nowhere to be found and nature fights back in a bid to take over our concrete jungles. Compare Motoda's rendering of Ameyoko street market in Tokyo's Ueno district to the photograph above:
Originally posted by FlyersFan
It was well known and expected that at any time the entire Tokyo area for miles and miles around would slip into the ocean in a mega-quake.
Due to what events can be evacuated?I don't think that another big EQ is possible in the near future.The only problem is how they deal with Fukushima.
I believe TOkyo will be evacuated sooner than you realise.