Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Learning Lessons: The 1990 Luzon Earthquake

On July 16, 1990, an earthquake with magnitude 7.8 struck central Luzon. The human consequences were severe - at least 1200 people were killed and more the 3000 injured. Major destruction occured in Baguio City where hotels and school buildings collapsed like pancakes and Dagupan city where extensive liquefaction caused settlement of buildings and bridges. What lessons can we learn from this earthquake? This video - part of the "Understanding Earthquakes and Disasters: Photo-Video Presentations" highlights some lessons from the 1990 Luzon Earthquake. This video can also be viewed (full screen) and downloaded at YouTube.

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