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Japan / Earthquake and Tsunami / Ring of Fire #993253

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Historic Japan earthquakes, including Kobe in 1995 and Tokyo in 1923, recalled; map shown of powerful earthquakes in the “Ring of Fire.”

(New York: Harry Smith) The danger from the underwater series of fault lines called the Ring of Fire featured; footage shown from the earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand and Chile; map and diagram of the Pacific Plate shown. [Columbia University professor Christopher SCHOLZ†- notes the speed the plate is moving under Japan.] [Caltech professor Thomas HEATON†- states the US is not as prepared as Japan.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The deployment of US Navy ships to provide assistance to Japan and how to help the victims noted.

Couric, Katie;
Smith, Harry

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