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What is the average number of earthquakes per year in Japan?

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As of 2014, approximately 1,500 earthquakes strike Japan every year. According to the Royal Geographical Society, there are around 17 magnitude 7 ��� extremely strong ��� earthquakes that hit per year.

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What is the average number of earthquakes per year in Japan?
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Minor tremors can be felt nearly on a daily basis, and deadly earthquakes continue to be a fact of life for residents of Japan. Japan sits on top of four huge slabs of the earth���s crust, also known as tectonic plates. These plates constantly mash and grind together, including the deadly 9.0 earthquake that occurred in March 2011. The quake triggered a tsunami that killed an estimated 29,000 people. It was the largest earthquake recorded in Japan���s history.

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