Shoddy Construction and Earthquake Damage

The New York Times maps zones in Istanbul where poor construction could lead to a large number of deaths in the event of an earthquake; it also has a world map showing which cities in the world have large populations, large districts of poorly constructed buildings, and a 1-in-10 chance of a major earthquake in the next 40 years. Via geoparadigm; thanks also to Brooks Rowlett.

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