Shindo: Japan's earthquake intensity scale

National Apr 21, 2016

Shindo: Japan's earthquake intensity scale

On April 15, the day after the first earthquake struck Kyushu, all of the nation's major newspapers carried the same headline: "Shindo 7 in Kumamoto." No further explanation was needed. When Japan's earthquake-battered populace feels the ground shake, it looks to its TVs and Twitter ...