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Traditional Construction in Burma
Traditional Construction in Burma
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Title: Traditional Construction in Burma


Traditional construction throughout Burma utilizes bamboo and other lightweight building materials, resulting in structures that are not generally durable but are quite earthquake-safe.  As traditional structures such as this house give way to more modern masonry buildings, seismic risk will increase. 

Location: Burma

Date Taken: May 2012

Photographer: Susan Hough
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Photographer Organization: USGS

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


File Details:
Type: JPEG image - 1.21 MB
Dimensions: 1428 x 948
Resolution: 350 dpi

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