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Engineers Try to Bring Down the House During Simulated Earthquake Tests


February 2, 2009

inspecting damage to a wood-stud Engineers at the University of California at San Diego put a single-story house to the test on January 26 via a series of strong simulated earthquake shakes. The first jolt to the wood-stud structure with brick veneer measured a 6.6 magnitude, with the final one coming in at 7.2. Full Story

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