Sat March 12, 2011

Deadly 1923 Quake Changed Japan Forever

Most of the damage from Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake has not been from the quake itself, but from the massive tsunami it caused. Clayton Jones of the Christian Science Monitor tells host Guy Raz that's because Japan's infrastructure and culture are products of a history fraught with earthquakes and disaster. Its worst earthquake, in 1923, left 143,000 people dead.

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