Japan has disaster theme parks where you can ride out fake earthquakes. Should we try it in Seattle?

KOBE, Japan — Somehow, it’s not surprising that the country that gave us Godzilla and elevated fake food to a fine art has also found a way to make earthquake preparedness entertaining. Guided by the philosophy that experience is the best teacher ... ( read original story ...)

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency as M6.4 hit Ryukyu Islands at 01:54 UTC on May 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). ( read original story ...)

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