Italian Quake

The prime minister declares it is impossible to make earthquake proof buildings…But they could be better than the old piles of rock they have now…These old masonry buildings are unreinforced death traps.

Here is a hi tech way to reinforce masonry…

Yes. People claim that their watches are “waterproof” when in fact that are “water resistant” usually rated at X number of atmospheres or X feet underwater. 3 ATM being the most common.

It seems to me that’s what the PM was saying.

The PM is apologizing for a system that is more concerned about restoring tourist attractions than retro fitting unsafe URMs buildings and building new earthquake resistant buildings. .Italy has had earthquakes since Roman times and they are still building like is was 100 BC