25 Aug 2016, Guardian, the
Italy is once more facing up to its failure to protect people from seismic disaster. Experts estimate that some 70% of Italy’s buildings are not built to anti-seismic standards with codes routinely not applied to older buildings when they are refurbished, and not respected at all when new ones are built, despite eight devestating earthquakes in past 40 years.
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