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north and west, are probably the most vulnerable to earthquakes. If their streets are as narrow as those in other parts of Kathiawar, steps should be taken as soon as possible to widen them.
Several of the damaged buildings were specially shown to me for my opinion as to what could be done to them. These are follows:
The Thandar's office and quarters.
wealthy citizen. Having discussed the matter with the Chief Engineer, Roads and Buildings, Bengal, I am of opinion that the central portion of the Thandar's office can be repaired, but that the ends will have to be dismantled and rebuilt.
The hospital and mortuary are badly cracked, but it should be possible to repair them without dismantling them.
The capitals of the pillars supporting the dome of a new temple built alongside the ancient one are badly cracked, but the shafts of the pillars and the dome itself seemed little damaged. It is suggested that the structure could be saved by fitting steel sleeves around the capitals to hold them together.
The other temple examined is much cracked, but only one of the cracks seems to be very serious. Due to this crack the whole of one high outer wall is now slightly out of the plumb. It is doubtful if this can be saved, but before it is dismantled expert engineering advice should be obtained, as much expense would be avoided if it could be pulled together.
The upper storey of the above-mentioned building belonging to a wealthy citizen of Paliyad is rather badly cracked, but I think that it could safely be repaired.
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List of shocks felt in the Recent Series of Earthquakes in Kathiawar-contd.
Thandar, Paliyad .
The shock of 5-30 P.M. was the heaviest of the series. Two pucca walls and a corner of a pucca cow shed fell. All
рисса buildings were badly cracked, but not single one collapsed. About 40 kulcha houses were badly damaged.