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Built-in resilience

The 2010 Haiti earthquake showed that building codes must be adopted and strictly enforced. Furthermore, timely disaster recovery requires these codes to be supplemented by comprehensive hazard-insurance programmes.

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I wish to thank my colleagues on the US Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction for their helpful comments. However, none of the conclusions expressed here necessarily reflects views other than those of the author.

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Lindell, M. Built-in resilience. Nature Geosci 3, 739–740 (2010).

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