The CNRS-INSU publishes an article evoking the possibility of imagining “seismic-proof” cities, i.e. cities that are resistant to seismic waves by their own layout.

According to the author (P. Gueguen, Univ. Gustave Eiffel and ISTerre), the increasingly systematic availability of post-seismic observations and data produced by seismological stations [such as the one at Résif-Epos in France] gives hope for a better understanding of the link between the spatial variability of seismic movement, the distribution of damage and urban characteristics.

Artificial intelligence algorithms should help identify certain urban properties that are favorable to mitigating the consequences.

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Read the article on the CNRS-INSU website


(RAP) Ophite Tower of Lourdes (65) - building instrumented as part of the RAP-NBAP (National Building Array Program) - RA.PYTO station-medihal-01992154v1
The Ophite tower in Lourdes was instrumented in 2008 as part of the national building instrumentation program by the Permanent Accelerometric Network of Résif. A set of 24 electrometric sensors were deployed in the different floors of this 20-storey high-rise building in order to study the response of the building to seismic solicitations. Mickaël Langlais – Read more