Officials estimate that at least 10,000 may be dead–with thousands more still missing–due to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. Meanwhile, more nuclear power plants are in danger of meltdown.
Japan has been a world leader in the design of earthquake-resistant structures. Read this confident–but now ironic–account of all that Japan does to ensure safety during an earthquake.
But this goes to show that all of the ingenious engineering does little if the earthquake is powerful enough.Go here to help.
What does this mean for California, midwesterners along the New Madris fault, and other potential earthquake zones in the U.S.A.?