Category: Tsunami

A Japanese village was spared being destroyed during the 2011…

A Japanese village was spared being destroyed during the 2011 tsunami by its huge seawall — a wall that its previous mayor had been harshly criticized for building.

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‘Tsunami stones’ are ancient warnings written on…

‘Tsunami stones’ are ancient warnings written on stone tablets, some over 600 years old, that lie along the northeastern coast of Japan. One that was placed in Aneyoshi after a 1933 tsunami reads: ‘Do not build your homes below this point.’ The entire village survived the tsunami disaster of 2011.

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