Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Safety Improvement

I noticed a new sign in the city of Handa, near where I work, indicating sea level.  In a addition to Japanese, I was surprised the sign  provided information in English and Spanish.
This sign is a few blocks west of an inlet to Miwaka bay and a little north of the Philippine sea and the Tokai fault.  The sign is meant to serve as a warning.  In the event of an earthquake, a tsunami might happen and I need to find higher ground quick, if I happen to be in the area.  Higher ground is about a 3 minute bike ride or 10 minute walk.  The way the sign is position, you can only see during your move to higher ground.
Where I live in downtown Nagoya, it's about 14 meters above sea level and far from any body of water.

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