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

Author: Gregory Smits
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014.
Series: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Smits
ISBN: 1306533651 9781306533652 9781442220102 1442220104
OCLC Number: 874966400
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Setting the stage --
Early modern earthquakes and their modern relevance --
Nōbi and Great Kantō? --
Prewar tsunamigenic earthquakes in the northeast --
Prediction to forecasting, attempting to outsmart the earth in postwar Japan --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.

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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 and unreasonable expectations with roots as far back as the 1830 Kyoto Earthquake. The author argues that the events of M.

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Smits offers a very well-written and insightful study of the eternal quest to create and validate the shaky science of earthquake prediction. Basing his book on an analysis of major earthquakes in Read more...

 
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