Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Toilet shortage feared in case of big Tokyo quake

Japan's disaster prevention panel studied a simulation that imagined a magnitude-7.3 quake striking Tokyo at noon on a workday. A temblor of that size would send 12 million people spilling out of their offices, forced to walk home from the city center. The panel's study said hundreds of thousands of people would be unable to find a toilet if a major earthquake were to hit Tokyo on a weekday. READ MORE

Does HAZUS need to add a "toilet" report?



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