Earthquakes don't kill - buildings do.
This is particularly true in developing countries where building materials are limited by cost and availability. In Nepal, the devastating 2015 earthquake flattened whole neighbourhoods and villages when centuries-old monuments and temples collapsed.
Shini Somara talks to Professor Anastasios Sextos from Bristol University and his colleagues at the SAFER Nepal Project who are working with communities to avoid future devastation by using seismic engineering to make existing structures safer for residents. This process includes refined geological mapping, 3D site and topographic effects, statistical modelling and testing at Bristol University's shaking table.
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