Earthquake Time Bombs by Robert Yeats

By Robert Yeats

In a media interview in January 2010, scientist Robert Yeats sounded the alarm on Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as an 'earthquake time bomb', a sector at severe danger of significant seismic job. One week later, a catastrophic earthquake struck town, leaving over 100,000 lifeless and triggering a humanitarian problem. during this well timed learn, Yeats sheds new mild on different earthquake hotspots worldwide and the groups in danger. He examines those seismic threats within the context of contemporary cultural historical past, together with financial improvement, nationwide politics and foreign conflicts. Descriptions of rising seismic resilience plans from a few towns supply a extra hopeful photograph. crucial examining for policy-makers, infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, scholars and someone residing within the shadow of an earthquake, this booklet increases the alarm in order that we will defend our weak towns sooner than it truly is too late.

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