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Japan ship leaves for drilling survey

The Yomiuri Shimbun

The drilling vessel Chikyu leaves port in Shizuoka on Wednesday.

Jiji Press SHIZUOKA (Jiji Press)—A Japanese ship left on Wednesday for a drilling survey to reach for the first time a fault along a plate boundary in the Nankai Trough area off the country’s Pacific coast, with the aim of improving the accuracy of predictions for a huge earthquake there.

The 57,000-ton drilling vessel Chikyu of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, or JAMSTEC, departed from the port of Shimizu in the central city of Shizuoka in the morning.Speech

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