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If there's a quake...

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People wearing and holding helmets take part in a drill simulating a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Tokyo on Friday.

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How wasa this simulated? how are they "taking part" if tey are just standing around?

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C'mon, do the watusi?

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Given what's just happened in central Italy, they might want to take this a bit more seriously.

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If there's a quake... we are screwed

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Not IF, but WHEN.

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Unless they're carrying the hard hats around all the time, I'm not sure how this is a simulation.

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If there's a quake... we are screwed

After experiencing the Kumamoto quakes, I'm afraid I have to agree. I cannot imagine going through that in such a densely populated area.

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And where is the token flyjin?

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Unless they're carrying the hard hats around all the time, I'm not sure how this is a simulation.

Many companies/buildings have helmets in the building, and hand them out when there is an earthquake (it happened to me on 3/11). This would be after the quake, when people step outside.

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Careful Stranger... you're forward thinking too much.

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>Given what's just happened in central Italy, they might want to take this a bit more seriously.

If the building regs have been followed (and most buildings in Tokyo are sufficiently modern), they should withstand most quakes, unlike centuries-old, brick-built villages.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-italy-earthquake-california-20160825-snap-story.html

On a lighter note, the chap second left is protecting his family lineage, too.

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Biggest earthquake I've experienced in Japan was a 7.4 in 2004 (though epicenter was a little off the coast). It came 5 hours after a 7. Helmets are stored in an easy access place. When safe, you exit the building. Clearly these folks have done that. Hopefully, next time they have to do it for real, they'll do it with great success. Personally, I hate earthquakes. It's the out-of-the-blue danger that adds to nastiness.

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It's pretty clear they just dont wanna be there! Im going to speculate they had to do this drill in their overtime - otherwise theyd be slightly happy to get out of work for the 5 minutes...

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Any major quake in Tokyo would find large numbers of people on the street-getting away from collapsing high rises would be impossible.....

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An earthquake itself is not what scares me. What terrifies me is having a tsunami flood the Tokyo area. If it happens in rush hour when so many people are in the subway, we may get A LOT of people drowning.

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