China is drafting national building standards that would avoid active earthquake faults, the China Earthquake Administration said on Wednesday.
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“The draft has been finished, so we can solicit opinions from government
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Some cities like Haikou, Hainan province, have issued their own technical standards, Xu said.Men’s Nike 5 Braxton Miller Ohio State Buckeyes Team Color Red College Football Jersey.
To reduce the potential devastation of earthquakes, it’s important to survey active faults, the administration said. China launched a 10-year plan to survey
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So far, the mapping of 55 major active faults in major regions has been completed, and another 28 active faults are being mapped, the administration said.
In addition, 69 cities and five counties l Women’s Nike 1 Braxton Miller Ohio State Buckeyes Team Color Red College Football Jersey.ocated in major earthquake-prone zones have finished surveying active faults, Xu said.
The surveys detail fault locations and zones where no buildings are allowed,
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For example, Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, expanded to the west instead of the east, as originally planned, because of active faults.