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A Mistake of Underestimation: Scientists Say Our Infrastructure Is Not Prepared for the West’s Super-Floods

In the late 1980s, a Japanese scientist named Koji Minoura stumbled upon a medieval poem that described a tsunami so large it had swept away a castle and killed 1,000 people. Intrigued, Minoura and his team began looking for paleontological evidence of the tsunami beneath rice paddies—and discovered not one, but three massive earthquake-triggered waves […]