An Associated Press article by Alicia Chang and Seth Borenstein, titled "Quake is 5th biggest, but Japan best prepared
" has been widely published in today's newspapers. I want to single it out for attention and praise. Attention, because it covers all the basic questions about the great Sendai earthquake and what other quake/tsunami-prone nations can take away from the disaster. Praise, because the story followed an exemplary public-information blitz by U.S. government geoscientists. A phone conference Friday afternoon made a wide range of experts available from FEMA and the USGS who supplied most of the quotes in the article.