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After a Disaster, Look Ahead To What Can Be--Not Back To What Was | Opinion

Apr 09, 2021 - Newsweek

The threat of natural disasters is always there. The test is how we prepare and respond.

The floor starts to sway. The windows rattle. Your heartbeat quickens. They're the telltale signs of an earthquake, and here in northeastern Japan we felt them as recently as last month, when a magnitude 7.3 tremor struck off the Pacific coast and injured more than 100 people. Seismologists said it was an aftershock from the massive quake that shattered the regio a decade earlier, with its accompanying...