More than 8,000 people remain displaced since the earthquake in central Japan

More than 8,000 people remain displaced since the earthquake in central Japan
More than 8,000 people remain displaced since the earthquake in central Japan
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Authorities in the region, on the Noto peninsula, are currently only able to satisfy 11.5% of the 7,800 requests for temporary accommodation, according to the latest data provided by the city hall.

This number falls far short of the 100% that authorities intend to reach in August, at least seven months after the accident, reported Japanese broadcaster NHK.

Official figures confirmed that 8,109 people remain displaced due to the earthquake, half of which are in centers far from their places of origin.

In the north of the peninsula, 7,860 homes and businesses remain without running water, most of which are in the cities of Suzu and Wajima and in the towns of Noto and Anamizu.

Three months after the catastrophe, efforts are focused on building housing for those who lost their homes, restoring the water supply, removing rubble from demolished houses and recovering local businesses.

An increasing number of inhabitants of the affected area are leaving the region, citing reasons such as employment, children’s education and lack of prospects for rebuilding damaged houses.

Seismic activity continues in the area, although with less intensity, with 1,771 tremors of magnitude 1 or greater having been recorded in the region since January 1st.

Despite the decrease in the number of earthquakes, the Japanese Government’s Earthquake Investigation Commission continues to warn of the possibility of strong earthquakes and tsunamis in the future.

The article is in Portuguese

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