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Locals learn quake-proof construction

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari

    The Jakarta Post

Padang Pariaman | Mon, March 15 2010 | 08:32 am

PREMIUM The violent 7.9-magnitude earthquake that jolted West Sumatra in September last year destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses and other buildings, highlighting poor construction standards.A survey by the University of Indonesia in the early weeks of the disaster found that most of the toppled houses had no steel reinforcement to support the brick walls. A local confirmed this, adding that in many...