Japan earthquake: Can you tsunami-proof a country?

Japan’s massive earthquake has sparked a tsunami which has caused further devastation. But what can be done to tsunami-proof a country?

It is a terrifying illustration of man’s vulnerability to nature, and the tsunami that has struck the Japanese coast illustrates the difficulty, even for a prosperous nation, of preparing for such an onslaught.

Dr Tiziana Rossetto, a reader in earthquake engineering at University College London, says there is much that contingency planners can do to minimise damage and loss of life.

Read the article at bbc.co.uk

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