When the Earth Roars: Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in Japan

When the Earth Roars: Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in Japan

Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness of the magnitude 9 class earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on 3/11 raised profound questions about how societies can deal effectively with seismic hazards. Tracing the history of earthquakes in Japan, Gregory Smits identifies a cycle of overconfidence… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

Collection: Asia/Pacific/Perspectives

Parent ISBN: 9781442220096

Page count: 226 pages

Language: English


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