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Question by Jack Bent: What’s more dangerous in earthquake, skyscraper or two story Tuscany Villa?
My wife is saying skyscraper has strong steel foundation and will be better for us. I am thinking two story because it less fall. She is saying those two story apartment condos in LA are crap structures made of clay. Wifey and mom got medical jobs out there so I must go >< Best answer:
Answer by Turbidite
Depends on the strength of the earthquake. Any modern skyscraper constructed in the past 20 years in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Anchorage should do well in a moderately strong earthquake. But they have not been tested at Richter Magnitudes greater than 9. For the strongest quakes I’ll bet on the Villa.
Tuscany has experience with earthquakes. Anyone who has the resources to build a villa, as opposed to a pauper’s shack, will have a seismic design for that villa. Villas are not cheap and are not build by unsophisticated people.
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