Early Hero of Japan’s Quake Tragedy: Building Codes

Early Hero of Japan’s Quake Tragedy: Building Codes

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Tokyo Shinjuku skyline by Morio -CC licenseHalf a day after Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake/tsunami combo, it’s clear that the country can be thankful for its preparedness, especially when it comes to strict building codes and advanced structural engineering.

Twitter is full of praise for Japan’s strong bridges and well-constructed buildings, which may well have saved “millions of lives.”

“Not one building in Tokyo collapsed after the biggest quake for 140 yrs.”

The earthquake measured 8.9 on the Richter scale.

(WATCH the video below and read the full story at MSNBC)

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