19 Apr 2017, IRIN
Due to urbanisation and climate migration, many newcomers to large earthquake-prone Asian cities may end up living in crowded slums or rapidly built skyscrapers. There are serious concerns about the ability of many buildings to stand up to even a moderate earthquake. Cities need to ensure that buildings are reinforced with rebar and building codes need to be enforced.
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