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post #11 of 42
this is awesome
post #12 of 42
Looks like Japan did it again! And Best wishes to them and other countries!
post #13 of 42
strict bldg codes prevent deaths

-capt obvious
post #14 of 42
No cataclysm? Well that's no fun.
post #15 of 42
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strict bldg codes prevent deaths

-capt obvious
I have to agree. This news is superfluous.
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thats a relief!
if your on a major fault line, you'd better have all your buildings/bridges up to code.
engineers save the day again!


i got ya bro
yes
just wait till WE have a big quake. the failure will be epic.
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strict bldg codes prevent deaths

-capt obvious
Japan's strict building codes prevented deaths.

-Capt. Hindsight
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post #18 of 42
Mockers gonna mock.
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If you look at the pictures, all the big buildings are standing. Its the small buildings that got washed away. We were commenting here on how well they all stood up. Taiwan also has strict laws (for them that follow the laws) but even Taipei 101 would have had trouble with an 8.9 if it was close to the center.
 
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I'm freakin scared. My house was built in the 1950s. My uncle built the second story. I don't think it meets today's codes. I don't trust this house at all. I know we are expected to have a major one soon
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