Survival Lessons: How Tokyo Prepares for Powerful Earthquakes 

The Japanese are accustomed to looking at earthquakes as an inevitable evil: only in the past year, which was relatively calm, more than 2170 have happened here. 

For comparison: two years earlier, in 2016 – more than 6 thousand, and in the terrible 2011, in March of which almost 20 thousand people became victims of the earthquake and tsunami, their number exceeded 10 thousand. 

The correspondent visited the exercises where they worked out the behavior algorithm during powerful aftershocks, and found out why people in an emergency situation so often make the wrong decisions, as well as how many people can die as a result of the next, inevitable major earthquake in the Japanese capital.

Tom Tompson
d3umka@yahoo.com

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