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In addition to Montereyan, I note the Shinkansen lines in Japan are exposed to a stronger risk of Earthquakes than CHSR will be. They have warning systems that stop trains -- which worked, see Kobe earthquake and a recent one on the Western coast -- and they just do the repairs on earthquake-damaged superstrucure.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 04:46:02 PM EST
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That's true, although the California HSR line is going to cross some very seismically active areas. The middle section of the San Andreas, in the vicinity of the Tehachapis, has produced some massive quakes, including the 1857  Fort Tejon quake and potentially a magnitude 8+ in 1812. The Hayward-Calaveras Fault in the East Bay is expected to produce a large quake sometime in the next 30-40 years as well.

Japanese expertise on engineering HSR structures in seismically active areas will be crucial to our project's success.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Sun Nov 2nd, 2008 at 05:32:29 PM EST
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