Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gujarat M5 Earthquake

Just off the wire!  Another lovely map.  This place is amazing!  Normally, the sub-continent is this big soft mush, piling on Asia to form the Himalayas.  There aren't many earthquakes in the mush, but this place is an exception.  It regularly has huge earthquakes, and nobody builds for them.  I remember a picture from the last big one of a block of housing with everything destroyed, except this one concrete house in the middle which was untouched!  I always thought that was the house of a returning engineer, and it shows that you can build good housing in India.

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