Sea walls built to protect Japan from tsunamis
Today’s Video of the Day from the USGS shows a massive sea wall that was constructed in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
The destructive tsunami completely leveled cities along the east coast of Japan, killing approximately 18,000 people.
To protect coastal communities from future disasters, Japan’s government initiated the development of hundreds of sea walls.
Rikuzen-Takata, one of the cities hit the hardest by the 2011 tsunami, is now surrounded by a 41-foot-high sea wall.
Video Credit: USGS