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Earthquake Resistant Proof Structure
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Dear Michael

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake_resistant_structures‎
http://www.agiweb.org/education/aapg/invest/invest13.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seismology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seismometer
http://www.iris.edu/hq/files/publications/brochures_onepagers/doc/OnePager7.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URC7zHeypWw‎
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N_Q6Q-3o7M‎
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X-js9gXSME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq9_UAcKq3M‎
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15033972‎
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/10380‎
http://www.strongtie.com/about/research/capstone.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/0112-earthquake_test_building_better_hom
http://www.nkanzai.co.jp/en/building/best/diagnosis2.html
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/waves.html‎
http://www.reidsteel.com/information/earthquake_resistant_building.htm
http://www.iris.edu/hq/files/programs/education_and_outreach/retm/tm_100112_hait

Is it possible to build 100 % Earthquake resistant proof buildings and structures ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Dear Prashant

You should probably contact a geotechnical engineer or an architect.

I am a Geologist doing Water Resources work so my opinion should not be your final answer.

I think a building could be 100% earthquake proof but it may be too expensive to be practical. A single story with reinforced walls and integrated roof could be made to hold up in most anything - well then if there is ground faulting and crevices opening under the building it would not mean much.

I guess it depends on what type of earthquake and your definition of 100% Earthquake resistant proof buildings and structures.

Good luck in your efforts!

BR
Mike

Geology

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I have over 20 years experience in Hydrogeology, I can answer questions about water resource development, well construction and testing, artificial recharge and general groundwater topics.

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I have worked as a consultant in Florida and California, I have worked for the water utility in Las Vegas, NV and am now working as a consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I have designed, constructed and tested numerous production and artificial recharge wells and managed the largest direct injection AR program in the US.

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