„The whole area is going down maybe 10 to 20 millimetres. It’s not a huge amount but it is observable at our sites,“ she said. GNS principal scientist, Kevin Berryman, said all earthquakes of 7.5 and above are very complex but it was „certainly unusual“ for 25 faults to rupture simultaneously.
The Korean unification flag features a set of disputed islands between Japan and South Korea that have been a source of tension for over a millennia.
The move comes after Japan spotted a Chinese nuclear-powered submarine in disputed waters early this year.
The uninhabited islets are at the centre of a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing, which is also involved in a widening dispute with several Southeast Asian countries over islands in the South China Sea.