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Approximately how many earthquakes over 5.0 in magnitude occur in Japan each year?
Question Date: 1999-05-03
Answer 1:

I don't know the answer to that off the top of my head, but I just checked the USGS web site at http://gldss7.cr.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/significant.html, and in the last four years ther have been anywhere from 1 to 4 earthquakes in Japan (each year) of a magnitude 6 or greater. You can expect maybe ten times as many magnitude fives as a rough guesstimate.

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