How Buildings Move During An Earthquake And Cause Destruction

Destruction In Nepal | Image Courtesy: abc.net
Destruction In Nepal | Image Courtesy: abc.net

Meet Geologist Dr. Mario Aurelio from the National Institute of Geological Sciences, Philippines. In a series of videos, Dr Aurelio explains how buildings tend to move during an earthquake. Unstable buildings and weak structures are the main cause of injury and death in a quake.

And he is bang on…

The earthquake in Nepal has been recorded as the deadliest disaster to hit the Himalayan nation in history. More than 8000 people lost their lives in the quake that flattened large parts of the country. Unsteady structures magnified the disaster as thousands got buried under the rubble.

Destruction In Nepal | Image Courtesy: India.com
Destruction In Nepal | Image Courtesy: india.com

In this interview to GMA News, Dr. Aurelio is talking about the famous Marikina Valley Fault System in the Philippines that possesses a threat of a large-scale earthquake. His theory holds true for all high seismic activity zones in the world.

And that is why this video is a must watch:

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