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Should we Design Earthquake-Resistant Buildings in Australia?

Should we Design Earthquake-Resistant Buildings in Australia?

Should we Design Earthquake-Resistant Buildings in Australia?

We think we don’t have earthquakes in Australia, and there is a reason behind this thinking.

Australia does not lie on a tectonic plate boundary.

To understand what it means, let’s have a look at the map below. There are seven major tectonic plates on earth. Put simply, when two plates collide, the result is an earthquake. Think of countries like Japan, Indonesia, Chile, and New Zealand which are close to the edges of tectonic plates and experience severe quakes quite frequently.



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We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.