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Shaken beliefs: Seismic lessons from Japan’s Tohoku earthquake

11 Mar 2017, The New Yorker

Today, Japan spends more money per capita than any other country on earthquake research, engineering, and preparedness. And yet the disaster of five years ago—a magnitude-9.0 megathrust earthquake off Tohoku, followed by a major tsunami and nuclear accident—came as a surprise.



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