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Rugby World Cup fanzones closed as powerful typhoon nears Japan

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A taste of what's to come next year.

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Whether or not it IS true that "Japan is one of the most natural-disaster prone countries in the world", the claim that we get "hundreds of earthquakes of various sizes" is obscure and threatens to exceed the facts. Does the archipelago of Japan really receive 100s of earthquakes a year? If you do not mean every year, why did you write as if that were the case? Indeed, the only significant earthquakes in the THIRTY-FOUR YEARS I have lived in Japan were at most HALF A DOZEN. That means about one every six years. This is during a period when the Pacific Rim is subject to an unusual degree of activity of volcanoes (such as Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines) and quakes. After this period (when, I wonder will it end?), we will suffer fewer.

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the claim that we get "hundreds of earthquakes of various sizes" is obscure and threatens to exceed the facts. Does the archipelago of Japan really receive 100s of earthquakes a year?

Yes, around 1500/year:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livescience.com/amp/30312-japan-earthquakes-top-10-110408.html

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