Takatsuki Mayor Takeshi Hamada apologized over her death because of the wall’s collapse. The structure was old and made of concrete blocks — a known risk in earthquakes. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ordered the Education Ministry to conduct nationwide safety checks of concrete block structures at public schools. … [Read more...] about 4 dead, more than 300 injured in 6.1 earthquake in Japan
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A recent Mainichi newspaper survey showed that 34 percent of people said they used mostly gengo, 34 percent said they used both about the same, and 25 percent mainly the Western calendar. In 1975, 82 percent said mostly gengo. Both calendars use Western months. … [Read more...] about Updating software, shaping history: New imperial era name looms large in Japan
This is what allowed the buildings to remain upright and withstand the other major factor in building failure: ground shake. Despite the quake's 9.0 magnitude, the ground acceleration was actually not as severe as, for example, what occurred in the central business district in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February. Despite it being much less seismically powerful, the magnitude 6.3 Christchurch quake caused vast structural damage that may cost insurers up to $12 billion. In Japan, however, the rumbling lasted much longer. There they faced a moderate to strong ground motion for nearly two minutes in some places whereas Christchurch had an incredibly high ground acceleration but only for about eight seconds. … [Read more...] about Building Code Lessons: In the Wake of the Quake