Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Mar 11, 2017

Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Only a fifth of the planned seawalls have been constructed in northeastern areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyodo News survey has found. The survey, conducted in January and February, asked prefectural, municipal and central governments about the status of ...

Tsunami-displaced Tohoku shops struggling to find solid footing

Mar 8, 2017

Tsunami-displaced Tohoku shops struggling to find solid footing

The revival of Minamisanriku Sansan Shotengai is a rare example of shops hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami being able to shift from provisional to permanent locations in the Tohoku region. The shopping arcade in the Pacific coastal town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi ...

San Diego Bay-Los Angeles fault seen posing risk of M7.4 temblor

Mar 8, 2017

San Diego Bay-Los Angeles fault seen posing risk of M7.4 temblor

An earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that could affect some of the region’s most densely populated areas, according to a study released Tuesday. The study looked at the Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon ...