Gallery: If a Mega-Earthquake Hit Tokyo, It Would Kill Close to 10,000


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government released new data this week detailing what would happen if the Japanese capital were hit with a major earthquake. According to the projection, a 7.3-magnitude quake would likely kill about 9,600 people, and it would leave 147,000 more injured. Of those, about 21,900 would likely be seriously injured, according to the projection. A quake of that magnitude would also destroy or seriously damage about 378,000 buildings, according to the government projection.

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