2 examples of how technology made the difference during the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

Japan launched a new earthquake warning system in 2007. It uses sensors that pick up the faster-moving and less destructive P-waves produced by an earthquake and transmits a warning broadcast on television and radio before the destructive S-waves and surface waves arrive, giving recipients of the … [Read more...]

Strong coastal earthquake near Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

FINAL UPDATE 11:35 PM UTC : After checking our many sources, we have the pleasure to conclude that NO damage or injuries have been reported for this earthquake. UPDATE 4:35 PM UTC : Inhabitants of Iwaki town (10th largest city in Japan!) have felt this earthquake as a JMA 3 = approx. IV MMI = … [Read more...]