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Are there any buildings that can withstand earthquakes?

  1. stuff4kids profile image98
    stuff4kidsposted 4 years ago

    Are there any buildings that can withstand earthquakes?

    With the seemingly increasing incidence of earthquakes and the ensuing disasters for both people and the environment, I was wondering if there were any buildings that could actually withstand a quake and what might make that possible?

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  2. MatthewParker profile image74
    MatthewParkerposted 4 years ago

    Hey Stuff4kids!
    First off i want to say congratulations on having the hub of the day! So i found this on the internet, I hope it answers your question!
    "Many engineers and architects now believe it's possible to build an earthquake-proof building -- one that would ride the waves of the most fearsome temblor and remain as good as new once the shaking had stopped. The cost of such a building, however, would be staggering. Instead, construction experts strive for something slightly less ambitious -- earthquake-resistant buildings, which are designed to prevent total collapse and preserve life, as well as construction budgets." Have a great day!

    1. stuff4kids profile image98
      stuff4kidsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Matthew!

      Thanks for the congratulations and thanks for that bit of research.
      I'd love yo know what kind of construction materials and techniques are proposed for that totally un-quakeable building. Do you have a reference for where you got that?

    2. MatthewParker profile image74
      MatthewParkerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Stuff4kids! here is the article http://science.howstuffworks.com/engine … ldings.htm

    3. stuff4kids profile image98
      stuff4kidsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Matthew!    smile

 
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