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Japan faces up to failure of its earthquake preparations

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Systems for forecasting, early warning and tsunami protection all fell short on 11 March.

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Cyranoski, D. Japan faces up to failure of its earthquake preparations. Nature 471, 556–557 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/471556a

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