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expert reaction to Taiwan earthquake

A powerful earthquake has struck Tainan City in Taiwan.


Dr Carmen Solana, Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, said:

“The devastation caused by an earthquake of magnitude 6.4, can only be attributed to inapropriate building design or the reaction of the ground to the seismic waves. With the fast growth of cities in seismically active areas the planning and management for these events become vital.”

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