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What would an earthquake-proof city look like?

11 Dec 2017, Guardian, the

It is not the earthquake that causes losses of lives, but the collapsing buildings. Examples from New Zealand, Japan, Colombia, and other earthquake-prone countries showcase how cities can be made more resilient. The successful measures include retrofitting with steel frames, bending bridges, and seismic isolation for airports and hospitals.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos (SGR)
  • Website: http://www.gestionderiesgos.gob.ec/la-se
  • Contact:Subsecretario General
  • Phone:+593 425 935 00 +593 988 263 812


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (SNGR)
  • Website: http://www.snriesgos.gob.ec
  • Contact:Minister
  • Phone:(593-2) 2-23-773, 255-3034 (temporary) +593 985 889 318


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (SNGR)
  • Website: http://www.snriesgos.gob.ec
  • Contact:Minister
  • Phone:(593-2) 2-23-773, 255-3034 (temporary) +593 985 889 318
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