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How can Bhutan better prepare for earthquakes?

23 Apr 2019, WB

After the 2009 earthquake, Bhutan launched several projects to increase its resilience to seismic hazards. Among them are a seismic central observatory system, guidelines for retrofitting and structural vulnerability assessment, and a manual on non-structural mitigation measures for schools.



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