Thursday, April 7, 2011

Japan's 2nd Big Quake Today Equates To Our 1989 Quake: Lessons To Learn

With the huge 7.1 earthquake that just hit Japan earlier today, Solano has much to learn.  Solano County earthquake preparation can learn.

After the horrific 9.0 quake on March 11, 2011, Japan seems to have withstood the 7.1 quake today better than other places would have. The 9.0 quake weakened structures, so the 7.1 could simply have topped off weak structures.

For general perspective, the San Francisco Bay Bridge was destroyed by just the smaller sized quake Japan got hours ago today.  Naturally this blog simplifies things.

Lessons are we need to improve Solano construction to withstand the big quake we are expecting.  Retrofitting is something people should seriously consider (and create more Solano jobs) while they are at it.

Solano County earthquake preparation can learn from Japan's chain of earthquake disasters.

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