How past disasters can help us prepare for the future

In ‘The Big Ones,’ Lucy Jones discusses planning for the next catastrophe

Sumatra earthquake

DEVASTATING DISASTERS  The magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit the island of Sumatra (shown) in Indonesia in 2004 was one of the world’s first truly global disasters, argues seismologist Lucy Jones in her new book, The Big Ones.

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