Science News for Kids: Article on earthquake testing quotes civil engineer

Release Date: January 30, 2007

An article on Science News for Kids looks at earthquake testing conducted at UB and the impact it had on the wooden townhouse and its contents constructed specifically for the experiment. The article quotes Andre Filiatrault, who said, "More than 100,000 people lost their lives in earthquakes in the 20th century. Maybe this test will save some lives in the future." Go to article.

A related article looks at some of the technology behind the earthquake simulation and at the damage that occurred to the house and its contents.

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