March 11, after a year from one of the biggest earthquakes in recorded history, Japanese scientists are warning that Tokyo could soon be hit by a monster quake that will cause great damage.
Last year the country was hit by an earthquake (9.0 magnitude) and a tsunami that claimed approximately 20,000 lives and destroyed countless homes and properties.
An average of nearly 1.5 quakes are recorded every day around the big city, one of the most earthquake-proofed places in the world.
“We must prepare for the earthquake that will happen,” says Asahiko Taira, executive director of the government’s Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.
After one year, Japan has overcome the bad memories with pride and hope for the future, and has excelled in reconstruction efforts.