The preliminary report by Woody Epstein, Takanao Nishimoto, Koji Okumura, Sam Swan, and Peter Yanev.
A Lesson from Japan’s Latest Destructive Earthquake on How to Strengthen Older Schools (and Buildings) by Peter Yanev Yanev Associates and Kuramoto Earthquake Investigation Team Technical Leader Once again, I find myself in Japan immediately after a big earthquake. I left California the day after a Magnitude (M) 7.0 earthquake hit Japan’s Kyushu Island to […]
We have spent the morning writing the report and choosing photographs. Here are the first about Mashiki Town.
Woody’s journal from 4/19
We have put together an earthquake investigation team of international experts to visit Kyushu starting the evening of 4/17. The team is made up of some of the same experts who did the IAEA Mission to Onagawa investigation after the 3.11 Great Tohoku Earthquake.
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As I write this article, I am watching the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 on television. The Sendai staff is now removing the control rods in the reactor of Unit 1. This will make it the first Japanese reactor to resume operation following the shutdown of the country’s entire fleet after the March 2011 […]