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Media Advisory 04-34

Standing Up to Earthquakes

Network of laboratories will rock the next generation of earthquake-resistant structures

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Photo of a steel-reinforced concrete support for a California interstate damaged by an earthquake.

Steel-reinforced concrete support on Interstates 5 and 14 damaged during the San Fernando, Calif., earthquake in Feb. 1971.

Credit: R. Kachadoorian, U.S. Geological Survey