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Earthquake in China highlights the vulnerability of schools in many countries

 by Flikr user, Kimi Chen (KoKoLo), Creative Commons attribution: non commercial 2.0 generic

The enormous loss of life in collapsed schools around China’s quake-stricken Sichuan Province could have been significantly reduced using known methods for designing or retrofitting structures in earthquake zones, several experts on global hazards said Tuesday.

Keywords

  • Themes:Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Earthquake
  • Countries/Regions:China

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/2432

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