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Engineers Part of Nationwide Effort to Make Buildings Earthquake Safe
August 19, 2008
Engineering researchers have concluded three months of rigorous earthquake simulation tests on a three-story structure, and will now begin sifting through their results so they can be used in the future designs of buildings across the nation. The engineers produced a series of earthquake jolts as powerful as magnitude 8.0 on a structure resembling a parking garage.
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