The International Information Center for Structural Engineers

Monday, 24 August 2015 09:00

Buildings Prone to Earthquakes

There is a significant percentage of buildings in India that is prone to earthquake since these buildings are not constructed as per proper code.

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  • Date occured Monday, 24 August 2015
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On Tuesday a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the impoverished country of Nepal, this is the second earthquake to hit the impoverished country in less than a month. On Wednesday, officials with bullhorns walked through the badly damaged streets of Chautara, a small town northeast of Kathmandu, calling for people to leave buildings in danger of collapsing.

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  • Date occured Friday, 15 May 2015

China is considering an extension of a railway line that will link the country of Nepal via a tunnel under Mount Everest. This is according to Chinese state media. There is serious skepticism as to whether the project will ever get off the ground, as this is just the latest proposal in a series of ambitious rail schemes Beijing is examining. The project is expected to be completed by 2020 and would forge a crucial trade link between China and India.