Sendai’s hillside houses still at risk of landslides

The hillside residential areas in Sendai City suffered from serious landslides during the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and a recent survey by Kyoto University’s Disaster Prevention Research Institute has shown that landslides are continuing in these neighborhoods.

While aftershocks and heavy rains were thought to be the main cause, the Institute said that it is unusual for landslides to continue for such a long period of time.


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