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Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan On the Line
2018-03-18
  • Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Building partially collapsed due to earthquake in February, 2018 in Taiwan (Photo by CNA)
  • Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Prof.Lee Hong-yuan, a professor of civil engineering at National Taiwan University.
  • Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Seismogram recorder (Photo by CNA)
  • Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Prof.Lee Hong-yuan talks about earthquake in Taiwan

    Prof.Lee Hong-yuan, a professor of civil engineering at National Taiwan University

A magnitude 6 earthquake hit Hualien, eastern Taiwan on February 6 and left 17 dead and more than 280 injured. One hotel and another mixed-use high rise partially collapsed. The first floor of the mixed-use building was a restaurant and its second and third floors were used as a hotel. Many say the greatest problem many buildings in Taiwan face is severe irregularities such as weak floors, mixed-use high rises, store owners would cut crucial beams or corners to have more open space.

Let’s hear more from Prof.Lee Hong-yuan, a professor of civil engineering at National Taiwan University. Prof.Lee served as the Minister of the Interior from 2012 to 2014.

 

 

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