Buildings damaged by other buildings

You can see that the building in the centre of this picture swayed to the left collapsing and crashing into the neighbouring building.

If you look carefully, you can see that the neighbouring building probably would not have suffered any damage from the earthquake otherwise.

This demonstrates that the condition of neighbouring structures should be considered when designing a building to be earthquake resistant. If they are not, the design may not be fully efficient during an earthquake.

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 Shaken Societies
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from Bristol University