When the Earth Roars : Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in Japan
By: Smits, Gregory.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Asia/Pacific/Perspectives: Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (227 p.).ISBN: 9781442220102.Subject(s): Earthquakes -- Japan -- History | Earthquakes -- Japan | EarthquakesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: When the Earth Roars : Lessons from the History of Earthquakes in JapanDDC classification: 551.220952 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: Setting the Stage; Chapter Two: Early Modern Earthquakes and Their Modern Relevance; Chapter Three: Nōbi and Great Kantō; Chapter Four: Prewar Tsunamigenic Earthquakes in the Northeast; Chapter Five: Prediction to Forecasting; Chapter Six: Conclusions; Glossary of Terms and Entities; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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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