Shizuoka where I’m living now has been believed to have a massive earthquake and tsunami even tomorrow for many years. So it is one of the prefectures that are best prepared for the disaster in Japan. I visited Earthquake disaster control center Shizuoka runs.
After a shocking video of 3.11 earthquake and tsunami, we tried ‘6 upper level earthquake’ by a simulator. ‘6 upper’ is the second strongest level of seismic intensity. It was very scary and we couldn’t keep standing without holding a rail.
Next, we had a fire prevention training. It is the most popular attraction among foreign visitors here.
In the picture above you can see most things are safe even after a level 7 earthquake when prevention measures are done. A massive earthquake send TV, books and other objects flying.