The shaking lasted about six minutes. More than 2, people are still reported missing. Anotherpeople were within a zone extending a further six miles in which residents are recommended to leave or stay indoors. The tsunami also instigated a major nuclear accident at a power station along the coast. In Japan, residents are still recovering from the disaster. Radioactive materials continued to leak into the Pacific Ocean, raising levels to 4, times the legal limit. Less than an hour after the earthquake, the first of many tsunami waves hit Japan's coastline.
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Earthquake engineers examined the damage, looking for ways to build buildings more resistant to quakes and tsunamis.
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At first, engineers couldn't stop the leakage, and even after they did, it took months to halt emissions completely. The country's stringent seismic building codes and early warning system prevented many deaths from the earthquake, by stopping high-speed trains and factory assembly lines.
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