Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Earthquake "Danger Zones" Map of Japan

The map embedded below shows the areas of Japan most prone to certain degrees of shaking.

A translation and detailed prefectural links lie beneath.

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This link breaks down the above image into detailed views of each prefecture (all in Japanese).

the above is not a map of where most earthquakes happen, rather a description of the structure of the land and how that will modify the intensity for people in those areas. The text below the image briefly talks about soil types and how that affects the seismic intensity. The key shows how much more severe an earthquake would be in each of the coloured areas.

1 comment:

  1. How convenient that the heaviest populated area happens to coincide with the biggest concentration of orange and yellow on the map.