Japan warns citizens to be prepared for potential deadly quakes in life-like video simulation. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Quake simulation prepares Japan’s residents
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Japan’s Cabinet Office Disaster Management team released a video online depicting the damages from major earthquakes that scientists say could happen at anytime.
Life-like computer graphics were used to recreate damage from a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and showed parts of Tokyo in ruins.
The footage is meant to urge citizens to prepare for the worst and to offer lifesaving tips.
Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most seismically active areas. It accounts for about 20 percent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
On March 11, 2011, Japan’s northeast coast was struck by a magnitude 9 earthquake and a massive tsunami, triggering the Fukushima nuclear disaster and altogether killing nearly 16,000 people.