Earthquake risk MAPPED: Holiday destinations that could prove dangerous in 2017

Studies have found a 60 per cent chance of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake or higher in Istanbul by 2030. One of the most at-risk areas for future earthquakes is Japan. As the name ominously suggests, the country is perched on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’. ( read original story ...)

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Like anyone who lives in Japan, or has a close connection with the country, March 11, 2011, is imprinted in my memory. I was in Paris to attend a Renault management conference. I received an email early in the morning with two foreboding sentences: "Big ... ( read original story ...)

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