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Please try this sites:

International Masonry Institute

Masonry Institute of America

Canadian Masonry Research Institute

Being in Oman I was surprised looking 7 stories adobe buildings. With no


On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Denis Camilleri wrote:

> I come from Malta in the centre of the Mediterrean, where masonry is our
> local building material. 
> Although Malta is not an active earthquake zone, roughly the return period
> for a MM7 earthquake, assumed at 1800 years. The last recorded MM7 occurred
> around 1673.
> It would be interesting to know regarding the performance of masonry
> buildings during earthquakes.
> Denis Camilleri