View Full Version : Magnitude 6.4 Quake Hits Taiwan.

02-06-2016, 01:39 AM
Not a very big quake (big enough) but it did knock over an apartment building. Being early in the morning people were in bed. They're still rescuing people...


02-06-2016, 01:43 AM
That looks very nasty indeed. A lot more grief to come yet I fear.

02-07-2016, 08:51 PM
Not good.
Thought the pics of the collapse looked 'wrong'.
The empty cooking oil cans probably didn't appear on the construction plans...

02-07-2016, 10:30 PM
Might one construe that construction standards were not as they might have been in an earthquake zone?
That grey building looks like it might have been made of cardboard.

02-07-2016, 10:45 PM
Not only but also, inspections may have been lax.

The article is interesting, I've never heard of a bank denying a loan like that before.

Kevin G
02-08-2016, 09:30 AM
Not a terribly long time ago, Taiwan had a limit on high rise construction. If I remember correctly, it was five stories. I realize that construction techniques have changed, but the new rules should be followed, there is a tendency for corruption in the Far East.

02-08-2016, 04:04 PM
there is a tendency for corruption in the Far East.

Because people live there?

02-08-2016, 05:02 PM
"there is a tendency for corruption in the US"

02-08-2016, 09:25 PM
Because people live there?

Response of the month.:(:d