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Earthquakes and the Building Code Violations

April 13th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Japan has suffered terribly from the recent earthquake but we will never know how many lives were saved because of the stringent building codes in that country.  Unfortunately, not all countries have learned the lesson that if you live in an earthquake prone area, you should obey the local building code.  In Quetta, Pakistan builders have been violating the local law by building tall buildings and complexes in violation of a court order.  The city has no central building code authority and uses a building code established by Britain after 1935 and 1937 earthquakes.  The city was near an earthquake in 2008 that resulted is many lives being lost.

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