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Unformatted text preview: know what the consequences of that will be" said Norio Maki, an assistant professor at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University. Japan is more interested in Quakeproofing their buildings which lead to a Tokyo government proposal released in January calls for the ratio of quake-proof buildings to be raised from 76 percent to 90 percent, or 100 percent along major roads, to try to halve the number of casualties. Efforts have been unsuccessful due to scandal and falsified engineering data. A major quake in the daytime would also leave more than 11 million people stranded, as far as two hours' train ride away from their homes. Sunday morning's 6.9 magnitude quake struck Noto peninsula west of Tokyo, killing one person and injuring nearly 200. It destroyed houses, buckled roads, triggered landslides and cut off water and electricity supplies to thousands of homes....
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- Spring '07
- Geology, japan, Kyoto, profusely destructive past, Tokyo government proposal