Earthquake Museum

A class trip to the Tokyo Earthquake Museum.

Hands on presentations of CPR, firefighting, getting through a smoke filled room, etc.  The highlight is experiencing a sizable earthquake.

Earthquake intensity is measured differently in Japan – western scientists are concerned with the amount of energy released at the source,  Japanese are  more concerned with how much shaking is going on at a place.  So the measurement is different according to how far you are from the source.