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Palestine, State of

'Palestine not equipped to face possible earthquakes'

10 Aug 2015, Al-monitor

Yet, Palestine 'has come a long way in amending the laws governing the construction system to resist earthquakes,' director of the Earth Sciences and Seismic Engineering Center told Al-Monitor. As of June, the Syndicate of Engineers has called to design public and private buildings in a way that is resistant to earthquakes. 'The buildings that are designed and constructed are being directly monitored to check if they comply…the cost difference compared with regular buildings was only 5%.' ...


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