The Japanese Earthquakes

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The two quakes from this weekend caused much more than just building damage. Here are four photographs:

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That highway is going to be blocked for at least a week if not more. How are the people going to get fresh food?

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Same story - they are working on it now but how many other towns are still cut off.

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Here, the slide is under the roadbed - even more tricky to repair. They are going to have to totally rebuild that section of road - it is not a mater of just scraping some rocks off the surface.

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Not impacting a road but what if this river feeds some town's water supply? What contingency plans do they have in place to provide potable water for the next month or two?

It is not a matter of if - it is a matter of when.

Tip of the hat to the American Geophysical Union - landslide blog

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