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Iowa State Engineer Studies Damage Caused by New Zealand Earthquake


March 9, 2011

damage caused by New Zealand earthquake Iowa State's Sri Sritharan is just back from New Zealand, where he studied buildings damaged by the Feb. 22 earthquake. He was part of a team from the Engineering Research Institute that is trying to learn more about earthquakes and how to design buildings that resist earthquake damage. Full Story

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