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5 Examples of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings around the World

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Did you know that in 2022, over 15,000 earthquakes will hit the world? Although the great majority of these earthquakes are below magnitude 4.0, some buildings cannot even stand this low magnitude. Because of this, many buildings around the world are not built according to earthquake standards. But there are earthquake-resistant buildings as well. And the number of these buildings is not that low. We listed some of these earthquake-resistant buildings with you. Keep reading!


Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Turkey

Sabiha Gokcen is one of the most important airports located in Istanbul, Turkey. The Ove Arup engineering company designed the airport, which has 300 base isolator systems. These systems can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8.0. The base isolator systems at the airport can reduce lateral seismic loadings by up to 80%, which makes the airport one of the most earthquake-resistant buildings.


Taipei 101, Taiwan

The engineers designed Taipei 101 by using a water-resistant, internal damper, and seismic technologies. The internal damper controls the massive building and reduces the possibility of structural failure. The internal damper also rests between floors 87 and 92 and weighs about 730 tons.


The Transamerica Pyramid, USA

Although major earthquake possibility is rare in California, The Transamerica Pyramid was designed as earthquake-resistant. In 1989, experts put an earthquake test with magnitude, the building swayed side to side for more than 1 minute. But the structural elements remained undamaged.


wolrd's most earthquake resistant buildings, Transamerica Pyramid

Carol Highsmith


Tokyo Skytree, Japan

Tokyo Skytree Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world. But the tower is also one of the earthquake-proof buildings world. But the tower is also one of the earthquake-proof buildings. The building has seismic dampers on the base connecting to a central pillar. This pillar can absorb an earthquake’s shock.


Tokyo Skytree Tower

Shinjuku Mitsui Building, Japan

When we mention earthquakes, we always mention Japan. Because the country is so large, it experiences earthquakes about 1,500 times a year. Shinjuku Mitsui Building is one of Japan’s most earthquake-proof buildings. The building absorbs the power of an earthquake and prevents the building from swaying side to side or collapsing totally.


Shinjuku Mitsui Building, earthquake resistant buildings

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