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Japan starts alert system for quakes off northern Pacific coast

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Wise move that will hopefully save lives.

It's not called the Tsunami coast for nothing.

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nondualismToday  04:48 pm JST

It took 12 years since the last major earthquake in the region to develop this?

Don't like it, just ignore it.

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Many experts had a very simple answer back then and it it's still the only answer now, Do NOT LIVE By The Ocean, let nature take it's course and NO ONE will get hurt.

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It looks like Hokkaido and the Northeastern Honshu should be prepared for earthquake and/ or tsunami . . . . Do people in these areas have a safe shelter to go to?

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Many experts had a very simple answer back then and it it's still the only answer now, Do NOT LIVE By The Ocean, let nature take it's course and NO ONE will get hurt.

I recently purchased a fantastic ocean view apartment near Atami. It's on a mountainside over 120 metres above sea level. Hence zero tsunami risk. But only 200 metres from the beach i. e ten minutes walk to the beach. So, it's perfectly okay to live by the ocean...just don't live at sea level.

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An interesting read:

https://www.jamstec.go.jp/chikyu/e/exp343/science.html

And this preparedness, was reported on back in March:

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14578779

Now, a 30m Tsunami racing up Tokyo bay, would probably be much higher than that - clearly people need to be evacuated to taller study buildings that may survive an onshore tsunami. Though the crush that would happen as people all tried to get into such a building at the same time would probably be more devastating - something that needs to be thought about.

And finally, if you plan on living around a bit longer:

https://japantoday.com/category/features/opinions/will-japan-be-around-in-the-year-2500

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