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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.



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