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Earthquake Proof Buildings

Nate and Avi's Plate Tectonics Project

Avi Desai

on 13 February 2013

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Transcript of Earthquake Proof Buildings

Currently, the most durable building against earthquakes is the Torre Mayor, located in Mexico City.
The building has shock absorbers underground, helping to stabilize the building.
In 2003, an 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City.
Not only was the building undamaged, but the people inside the building didn't even know that an earthquake occurred. Facts The Difference Our earthquake resistant building will have 50 dampers, (shock absorbers), Bibliography Main Question The World's Most Earthquake Resistant Building Our building would be able to withstand earthquakes measuring up to 8.5 on the richtor scale.
An average silicon carbide house would cost $2oo,000 to build.
Silicon carbide is one of worlds strongest materials, it is just as strong as diamond. Earthquake Proof
Buildings By Nate Herrera and Avi Desai What makes a building earthquake proof, and what would it look like? Facts There is an average of 63,000 deaths a year, due to earthquakes.
If everyone had an Earthquake Proof Building, there would be none. b Our Building Many metal building supports and The building will be built with silicon carbide, one of the worlds strongest materials. V.S. The End http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/strong-materials.html





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