Mw 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Japan

Mw 5.5 Earthquake Strikes Japan

  • EOS News
18 Jun 2018

In the video below, Assistant Professor Wei Shengji, Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, suggests that the earthquake that struck Osaka, Japan, on the morning of 18 June 2018 is a reminder of how and why it is important to monitor seismic activity in the region. 

"This morning's earthquake occurred in the same strike-slip fault system as the 1995 Kobe earthquake," he said. "It is, therefore, not unexpected for an earthquake to happen in a fault system that is currently active.

"Because we do not understand earthquakes and geology well enough yet to be able to precisely predict the next earthquake or major aftershock, it is therefore important that we continue to monitor seismic activity in the region."

Please click on the video below for more from Asst. Prof Wei. 

(Source of thumbnail image: Kyodo News)

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