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Peru's new 'earthquake-proof' buildings


Two years after a powerful earthquake shook Peru, killing more than 500 people, progress in building quake-resistant homes is slow.

Scientists at Lima's Catholic University have been hard at work developing more resistant structures and say they think they have come up with an earthquake-proof method of building adobe walls.

Professor Marcial Blondet explains the team's hopes for the new development.


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