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Dave Ewing

The headline you won't be reading: "Millions saved in Japan by good engineering and government building codes". Buts it's the truth.

Mar 11, 2011 @ 11:49 AM from Echofon


I was searching twitter for tweets related to Japan after the 8.9 earthquake strike to find out the above tweet on top of my search results with more than 3000 retweets. It got my attention and made me think I should do some research on how this most earthquake-prone country in the world is prepared for such earthquake and if they were successful in their preparations. So here is what I found -and it is impressive!



Emergency Kit

First thing I came across in my search is this advice from Japan Guide website on preparedness to earthquakes: “Every household should keep a survival kit with a flashlight, a radio, a first aid kit and enough food and water to last for a few days. Avoid placing heavy objects in places where they could easily fall during an earthquake and cause injury or block exits. Have a fire extinguisher. Familiarize yourself with the designated evacuation area in your neighborhood.”

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