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Scientists Launch Deep-sea Scientific Drilling Program to Study Volatile Earthquake Zone
September 21, 2007
Scientists begin exploring the origins of earthquakes at their source with the launch of the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment. On September 21, the Japanese drilling vessel Chikyu departs from Shingu Port with scientists aboard, ready to log, drill, sample and install monitoring instrumentation in one of the most active earthquake zones on Earth. Situated off Japan's southwest coast, the Nankai Trough has generated large-scale earthquakes and tsunamis for millions of years.
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