Thursday, 22 May 2014

Gizmag checks out Survival Capsules' spherical tsunami balls

The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and the tsunami that followed count as one of the worst disasters of the 21st century. When it struck off the southern coast of Japan with a force of magnitude 9, it was the most powerful ever to hit Japan, and the tsunami with a maximum height of 40.5 m (133 ft) resulted in 15,885 deaths, 6,148 injured, and 2,623 people missing. In anticipation of a similar disaster, Survival Capsules LCC of Mukilteo, Washington has developed a steel and aircraft-grade aluminum sphere designed to protect against both fire and flood. Gizmag paid a visit to the company to learn more about it... Continue Reading Gizmag checks out Survival Capsules' spherical tsunami balls

Section: Good Thinking

Tags: Disasters, Fire Shelters, Flooding, Japan, Prototype, Safety, Survival, Tsunami,University of Washington

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