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  1. The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) is a leader in dissemination of earthquake engineering research related information both in the U.S. and globally. A definitive list of earthquake engineering research related shaking tables around the world may be found in Experimental Facilities for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Worldwide.

  2. Earthquake. The SS Dongola 's captain reported that, while he was anchored in Yokohama's inner harbor: . At 11.55 a.m. ship commenced to tremble and vibrate violently and on looking towards the shore it was seen that a terrible earthquake was taking place, buildings were collapsing in all directions and in a few minutes nothing could be seen for clouds of dust.

  3. In 1972, the United Nations Environmental Conference produced a 52–0 vote in favor of a 10-year global moratorium on commercial whaling. However, the UN resolution was not adopted by the IWC by a vote of 6-no, 4-yes and 4-abstain. Japan, the Soviet Union, Iceland, Norway, South Africa and Panama voted no.

  4. The earthquake) was a powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake that occurred 10:13 a.m. local time (01:13 UTC) on July 16, 2007, in the northwest Niigata region of Japan. Eleven deaths and at least 1,000 injuries have been reported, and 342 buildings were completely destroyed, mostly older wooden structures. June 14, 2008: 6.9 M w: 12

  5. The radiation effects from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are the observed and predicted effects as a result of the release of radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichii Nuclear Power Plant following the 2011 Tōhoku 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami (Great East Japan Earthquake and the resultant tsunami).

  6. Today, the culture of Japan stands as one of the most influential cultures around the world, mainly because of the global reach of its popular culture. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Japan's cultural influence as the highest in Asia and 5th worldwide. Language

  7. A finite fault model by the USGS indicate the earthquake produced up to 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) of coseismic slip at between 2.5 km (1.6 mi) and 5.0 km (3.1 mi) beneath the surface. Most of the rupture was confined to a 10 km (6.2 mi) × 7.5 km (4.7 mi) area along the fault. Aftershocks

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