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[report整理] SENEWS-2011-03-21

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[Homework]SENEWS-2011-03-21

This is the voa special english technology report
A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan at two forty-six pm local time on March eleven.Japan's Meteorological agency released its first tsunami warning just three minutes later.The country has one of the best earthquake early warning systems in the world.
There are more than four thousand Seismic Intensity meters in place through out Japan to measure earthquake activity.These meters provide information within two minutes of an earthquake happening.information about the strenght and the center of the earthquake can be learned within three minutes.
There are also concrete sea walls around the much of Japnese coast line.but these measures proved no match for the powerful earthquake and tsunami.
Costas Synolakis is a tsunami expert with the department of civil and environmetal engineering at the university of southern californa in Los angels.
COSTAS SYNOLAKIS: Japan is one of those most well-prepared countries on earth in terms of tsunami warning. They had a warning. I think what went wrong is that they had not anticipated the size of this event.
He says there are two reasons for this,Japan has not had any event any when near as biggest this one in the last one hundred fifty years.and scientist had not expected such a large earthquake happening of the coast in Japan.
The nine point zero magnitude earthquake was the fourth the most powerful earthquake ever recorded worldwide.it was also the worst earthquake ever to hit Japan.The tsunami waves that followed were reported to have reached as high as thirteen meters in some areas.
Costas Synolakis says Japan concrete sea walls were not bulit to handle such high waves.
COSTAS SYNOLAKIS: The concrete seawalls in many places in Japan are about 10 meters, that's about 33 feet. In Sendai, they were about three meters, that's about 10 feet. So that shows you that at least in that area they were not expecting such a sizeable wave because they would have built a higher seawall.
A tsunami wave can travel as fast as eight hundred kilometers per hour. Too get to higher ground people would often have to traval for many kilometers.this can take more time than fast travling tsunami will permit.this is especially true in cases like Japan where the center of the earthquake struck so close to the coast line.the tsunami waves followed almost immidately.
Experts say early warning systems will continue to be limited by these effects until earthquake and tsunami can be predicted.
and that's the voa special english technology report,written by June simms,you can find more news about the disaster in Japan at our website voa special english.com.you can also find transcrips MP3s and podcasts about our reports.and you can find us on facebook and Yutube at voa learning english.I'm steve Ember.

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