Pacific Ring Of Fire is an area in the basin of Pacific Ocean.

It has world’s 75% of active and dormant volcanoes and 90% of world’s earthquakes.

Japan is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

How does Japan remain tremor-ready?

Japan’s high rise buildings has exits with escape equipment

Earthquake dampers and seismic isolation techniques are used in construction

Children are subject to evacuation drills and prepared for the worst disasters

Insurance policies pertaining to earthquakes are made mandatory for owners and tenants

Mobile phones alerts the citizens and guide them to the nearest evacuation point

India might not be part of the highly volatile seismic zone

But earthquakes continue to hit India

Is India ready to face such a scenario?

Is National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) empowered to handle such large scale disasters?

Disaster-ready Japan

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