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Taiwan EQ

Taiwan EQ

Taiwan EQ

Videos show a several buildings not fully collapsed but only severely leaning.

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Get some floor jacks and those will be good as new.

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Well, before jacking with a floor jack you gotta have a good floor first don't you? smile

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The liquifaction has stopped along with the earthquake. I assume the ground would be substantially more supportive for the jacks now that we the shaking has stopped.

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3DDave was joking, Tug. But it is impressive that those building hung together as well as they did.

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So far the lack of reports of injuries or deaths is temporarily satisfying though I fear that may change. I suspect, from one of the photos, that the lowest levels that gave way are open parking structures lacking sufficient bracing. The rest are remarkably together though the people and contents were certainly in for a thrashing.

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Correct, Dave. Most likely no liquefaction involved, but rather typical soft story failure. I'm guessing that the ground floors were commercial. Corner columns were knocked out, and the box above rotated. Buildings of 4-10 stories are more susceptible to this type failure than shorter or taller buildings.

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Joking aside, how do you recover the site in a situation like that? Is it an explosive demolition job?

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Call in the nearest tyrannosaurus pod.

Check out the guy swimming in the rooftop pool. Getting a bit choppy.

--Einstein gave the same test to students every year. When asked why he would do something like that, "Because the answers had changed."

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...and if the building was as tall as Millennium Tower?

So strange to see the singularity approaching while the entire planet is rapidly turning into a hellscape. -John Coates


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bill the tenants to fix it at all costs?

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