Japan’s Recent 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake: Land Shifts Over 4m, Sideways Movement of 1m Japan, a quake-prone country, uses advanced GPS monitoring to measure ground shifts precisely.

After the recent quake, the land moved up to 130cm westward. Satellite observations from ALOS-2 reveal ground uplift, particularly on the Noto peninsula.

Despite the quake generating tsunami waves, the ground movement may have lessened their impact.

Comparing with past quakes in Turkey and Haiti, Japan’s preparedness and infrastructure resilience stand out, keeping casualties remarkably low.

Strict building codes, citizen training, and an advanced early warning system contribute to Japan’s ability to minimize the impact of seismic events.

Source: BBC


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