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Earthquake Simulation Could Help Researchers

by Associated Press posted Apr 17 2012 2:10PM
 SAN DIEGO (AP) - Structural engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have begun a series of tests subjecting a five-story building on a shake table to simulated earthquakes. 
     The tests under way Tuesday are designed to determine what happens inside a hospital with an intensive care unit, operating room and elevator.
     The first test simulated the motion created by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge earthquake that heavily damaged the Los Angeles region in 1994.
     Other experiments will include a simulation of the motion from the magnitude-8.8 quake that struck Chile in 2010.
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