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Thursday, March 17

Can tsunamis occur in the Caribbean?

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "Situated in the Ring of Fire, an area in the Pacific Ocean where 90 percent of the world's earthquakes and 80 percent of the world's largest earthquakes occur, Japan has prided itself on being prepared to handle large tremors when they occur.

Reports have suggested Japan escaped a far worse fate after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake which rocked the nation last Friday because of its readiness to face some of the world’s most powerful earthquakes. Citizens know what to do when disasters strike, buildings are built with deep foundations and the newer ones are supported by shock absorbers to allow the structure to move with the earth rather than against it.
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