23 May '11, 1am

Time to shift view of seismic risk: Experts: PARIS - KNOWLEDGE of seismic risk is badly skewed in favour of eart...

PARIS - KNOWLEDGE of seismic risk is badly skewed in favour of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit north-east Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said on Sunday. In commentary appearing in the journal Nature Geoscience, Philip England of Oxford University and James Jackson of Cambridge University say that in seismic terms, the 9.0-magnitude Sendai quake was 'a remarkable story of resilience.' Good civic training and building construction meant that the death rate was 'impressively low,' they said. Around 25,000 people died, or 0.4 per cent of those exposed to the event, and most of these died from the tsunami that followed. The March 11 event occurred on a plate boundary, where the jigsaw of plates that float on Earth's crust jostle and grind and slide under each other. England and Jackson say...

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