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Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

TOKYO: Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake have highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks. Like Taiwan, Japan is quake-prone — it suffers about a fifth of the world’s most powerful tremors. It has used a mix of ancient…

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