Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan on my mind.

As an engineer I salute all of the preparation Japan did to secure themselves against casualties in the event of a major earthquake.  Hope was not their strategy.  Excellent engineering was their strategy as shown by the buildings of Tokyo that shifted but did not collapse.  So many lives were saved in those eight minutes.

Japan has a superior Tsunami warning system but the quake hit so close to shore that there were only minutes of notice to the people.  Not enough.  It feels incredibly unfair to me.

Monday a return to bicycle rants and raves.

No comments:

Post a Comment