UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING CASCADING DISASTERS The 2024 Sea of Japan Earthquake A powerful earthquake of 7.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale struck Japan’s west coast in Ishikawa prefecture on January 1, 2024. The seismic activity killed several people, destroyed buildings, triggered a tsunami and started multiple fires. According to USGS, more than 35 aftershocks that […]
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