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Race against time to prepare for massive Tokyo quake

Japan's capital faces 70% chance of strong temblor within 30 years

TOKYO -- Japan is racing against the clock to prepare for an anticipated major earthquake in Tokyo and to take damage mitigation measures by making full use of available data and artificial intelligence. 

Moves by the public and private sectors come as the national government estimates that there is a 70% chance of a magnitude 7-class earthquake hitting directly beneath the Tokyo metropolitan area within 30 years.

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