Kumamoto Earthquake situation updates

Humanity Road has detailed updates with extensive links about the situation in Kumamoto. Also, if you view Kumamoto in Google Maps and turn on the traffic view, you can get a very good idea of the road situation. A few years ago we had a partial Kyushu Highway road collapse after heavy rain, and the situation […]

Earthquake Report, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan

Here’s a good report with a lot of technical data on the recent earthquakes As I was preparing an aftershock map for yesterday’s earthquake, an earthquake with a magnitude of M = 7.0 happened. This turns all other earthquakes into foreshocks, though this terminology may not really be important (foreshock vs aftershock). The M 7.0

Emergency kit for people living in Japan

With the anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami approaching, I asked the students in one of my classes if they had an emergency bag and, if so, what was in it. The results were quite interesting and contained a number of items I hadn’t previously considered. A radio seems kind of obvious. I’ve […]