Quake resistance homes in spotlight

Of the 48 people who died from the successive quakes in Japan recently, nearly 80 percent of them apparently died because they were trapped under or hit by collapsed houses or buildings, highlighting once again the need for making houses…

Young girl rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

By J.R. Wu and Damon Lin TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Rescuers pulled out an eight-year-old girl alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the…

Risk Reduction Gulf: The two sides of Earthquake Disasters

With the tragedy that played out after Nepal’s earthquakes this year, there were stories of heroism. There were also stories of people who could have taken proper precautions to save themselves and their loved ones. A larger story is a…

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