Watch How Floor Isolation System In Japan Saved Lives During The 2011 Earthquake

Japan has a very unfortunate history with earthquakes, particularly because the country lies on a major fault line. Nevertheless, the Japanese have found several ways to counter the destructive forces of nature, and here’s a video shot at the time of the …
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