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INTEREST: Anime, Game Industry Staff Check In After Osaka Earthquake




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trunkschan90



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:18 am Reply with quote
O.O Dang, as earthquake prone as Japan is, you'd think they'd use furniture straps to make sure those bookshelves wouldn't fall on people.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:40 am Reply with quote
trunkschan90 wrote:
O.O Dang, as earthquake prone as Japan is, you'd think they'd use furniture straps to make sure those bookshelves wouldn't fall on people.


I understand that two of the deaths were from falling walls and two were from falling furniture, see for example: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201806190013.html (in English).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 pm Reply with quote
trunkschan90 wrote:
O.O Dang, as earthquake prone as Japan is, you'd think they'd use furniture straps to make sure those bookshelves wouldn't fall on people.

The earthquake was 6.1 M, and could yank any straps or brackets right out of the wall.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 am Reply with quote
Compared to other Japanese quakes of that size or higher, only 4 people so far dying is actually quite low. With a quake that size, I think at least 100 people dyin gwould be more common.
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