The aftershocks from the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami might still be happening when we are in Japan in May 2012. When we arrive in Tokyo, we will be 200 miles away from the area that was hardest hit and the Daiichi Nuclear Plant. We will then travel south, farther away from the affected region.
After such a major earthquake, it is not unusual for minor aftershocks to continue for up to a year. We will discuss precautions in class and general guidelines for what our group will do if a quake occurs. We will use the information from the U. S. government found on this web site CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response. It's easy to print it out for your reference.
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