Disaster Events | VOL. 13, ISSUE 76, January-February 2013 |

Earthquakes in India

The regions far away from the Himalaya and other inter-plate boundaries, which were once considered to be relatively safe from strong shaking, have also experienced several devastating earthquakes. The huge loss of life and property in the earthquake-prone areas of the country have shown that the built-environment is extremely fragile, and country’s ability to respond to these events is extremely inadequate. Post earthquake damage survey revealed that 90 per cent of casualties result directly from the collapse of buildings that...

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