The Earthquake Says “ To Stop”
24.12.2012 17:37Earthquake in the sea on 23December, 35 km from the coast of Abkhazia, made us remember of unpredictable natural forces of a nature. Essentially, we are spoiled with the absence of grandiose natural disasters, of which we hear on television - about hurricanes, sweeping entire towns in the U.S., tsunami, whose powerful wave can carry away a few minutes thousands of lives, powerful earthquake, as in Haiti or in Japan, where residential buildings crumble like houses made of cards.
We were lucky been shaken briefly, but even that was enough to get into panic - many living on the ground floors ran out in the streets. And the high-rise residents had every reason to fear - furniture falls, houses bent, doors banged, there was a whole shake. Russian militaries, living in high-rise buildings in the outskirts of the capital, were urgently evacuated to the gym. Even at my place on the first floor all shook trembling like a building seized with fever.
Older people remember that from time to time we are shaken, but so far there have been tremors all short and not so violent, well, a little bit the bed shook, the lamp on the ceiling moved, even not all noticed what happened, But this earthquake all felt as it has been so evident.
Unfortunately mankind’s science is powerless to overcome the earthquakes. Perhaps this will be the only strong push, but one can not exclude new ones, more powerful, which can cause devastating and tragic consequences.
In any case, the very nature warned us - the Abkhaz coast is exposed to earth strikes, and to build high-rise buildings is dangerous and not prudent. And after such an expressive earthquake who will buy flats in such high-rise buildings even on the first floors fearing that in the case of the quake the upper floors will fall down on the first ones?
At present the owners of construction of the 14-story building in Sinop should declare publicly that they refuse to build a block of flats and move to five-stores version. The same concerns other high-rise construction projects in Abkhazia.
Social responsibility of business must start working being actively supported by the social responsibility of the government.