Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have caused unprecedented damage to a developed nation. This is the first incident where damage on the surface and damage underground both affected an area at the same time. The surface impact of the tsunami was devastating to people, structures, above ground infrastructure, ports and agriculture. The earthquake’s geophysical… Continue reading Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Lessons Learned: First Days

Preparation is invaluable. Very few, if any, countries are better prepared than Japan. Additionally Japan’s culture, unlike some other unnamed countries, supports self-sufficiency and because of that the citizens react quickly and calmly. The lessons learned from Kobe encouraged the Japanese government to adopt a more rigorous and comprehensive emergency preparedness program. However, as we… Continue reading Lessons Learned: First Days