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Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened

Japan just got hit by a 9.1 earthquake… that never happened

Japan is well-known for its food, bonsai trees, and earthquakes. Luckily, it’s also the country that’s most prepared for the latter.  Their Earthquake Early Warning system is set up along the coastline and into the ocean, ready to identify earthquakes long before they hit the country.  When an earthquake signal is noticed on the ocean floor, television and radio channels nationwide immediately notify the public, interrupting normal programming with a graphic and medley. This signal is sent out minutes to seconds before it will hit an affected area, allowing people to seek shelter.  Next to that, practically everyone has Yurekuru Call on their smartphone. This app sends a push notification seconds before the earthquake hits the user’s location…

 

Climate disasters could increase armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Conflicts are rarely triggered by one single factor. Natural disasters as such may not be a direct cause,

Conflicts are rarely triggered by one single factor. Natural disasters as such may not be a direct cause,

Natural disasters and armed conflicts are a source of destabilization worldwide. In multi-ethnic countries, the two could be linked. Climate calamities could turn smoldering social tensions into conflict…

 

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