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Study of Soil Effects From March 11 Japan Earthquake Could Improve Building Design


July 18, 2011

map showing where soils study took place Japan's March 11 Tohoku earthquake is among the strongest ever recorded, and because it struck one of the world's most heavily instrumented seismic zones, this natural disaster is providing scientists with a treasure trove of data on rare magnitude 9 earthquakes. Among the new information is what is believed to be the first study of how a shock this powerful affects the rock and soil beneath the surface. Full Story

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