Aftershocks from 3/11 Will Continue For Decades

Six years have passed since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake but earthquakes triggered by movements in the Earth’s crust are still occurring in the Tohoku and Kanto areas. Most earthquakes are caused by normal faults, which occur when the rock on one side of the fault is pulled down relative to the other. Experts […]

The Choice Facing Kesennuma: To Live With the Sea, or Against It?

The following was originally published as part of the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals‘s “Speaking Out” series. It is republished with their permission.   The fifth ocean memorial service for victims in the Great East Japan Earthquake took place in Kesennuma Bay of Miyagi Prefecture in the spring of last year. Kesennuma suffered severe damage […]