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Earthquake in Italy

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Earthquake in Italy

At least 73 people have died in a earthquake in Italy that measured 6.2 on the scale.

The fault line runs along the centre of Italy, is it wise to build near fault lines.

I think New York is similar and only a matter of time before a similar thing happens there

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Re: Earthquake in Italy

Fault lines indeed, but many of the houses affected were several hundred years old?

Lets hope that the death and injury rate does not rise much higher. 

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Re: Earthquake in Italy

Sadly the new casualty figures are much higher. There's an amazing picture in today's Telegraph which show almost all of the old stone houses collapsed around a standing modern style building. When Italy reconstructs the towns they should look to Japan and West Coast USA building regulations for earthquake resilient buildings.

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Re: Earthquake in Italy

Building regulations? Easier said than done in somewhere like Italy which like Greece suffers horribly from corruption and backhanders. 

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Re: Earthquake in Italy

This is so sad. The TV pictures look horrific and our thoughts must go out to the victims.