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Ability of Building, Infrastructure and Utilities
to withstand Earthquakes


All buildings are required to withstand dynamic motion caused by wind gusts of 250 km/hr. Even in an earthquake of MMS Intensity VII, little damage would occur to high rise building. Infrastructure including bridges, railways, tunnels and subways have been designed to withstand earthquakes of up to Intensity VII. Reservoirs have also been designed to withstand earthquakes of Intensity VIII.
Last revision date: <09 Dec 2015>