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Chubu Electric said Friday it will build an 18-metre (60 foot) anti-tsunami seawall to (attempt to )protect its aging Hamaoka nuclear plant located near a faultline in a region seen as vulnerable to earthquakes…
Hamaoka Nuclear Plant, Wikipedia
The Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant is located in Omaezaki city, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Japan’s east coast, 200 km south-west of Tokyo. Hamaoka is built directly over the subduction zone near the junction of two tectonic plates, and a major Tokai earthquake is said to be overdue. The Tokai earthquakes are major earthquakes that have occurred regularly with an interval of 100 to 150 years in the Tōkai region of Japan.