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San Francisco, dead 2,000 homeless 6.9 Richter scale Bam, Iran, ,000 dead 70,000 homeless 6.7 Richter scale.
Design a Building to withstand Earthquakes
An Earthquake Proof Building The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, built to withstand earthquakes, swayed more than 1 foot but was not damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, earthquake. It is also built on very solid ground that is less likely to fracture during an earthquake.
Two ways a building can withstand an Earthquake
Questions to Think about How will you stop the building from collapsing? How Trusses Help Understanding Height-base ratio