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A Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On

July 14, 2009

 seven-story test structure On Tuesday, July 14, researchers conducted the world's largest earthquake shake table test near Kobe, Japan, simulating the ground motion of an earthquake so strong it only occurs every 2,500 years. Full Story

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