A team of researchers will put a four-story wood frame building through a simulation of the 7.2 Cape Mendocino earthquake of 1992. The structure has what is called a "soft" first-story, which houses a... more 
A team of researchers will put a four-story wood frame building through a simulation of the 7.2 Cape Mendocino earthquake of 1992. The structure has what is called a "soft" first-story, which houses a garage space. In the past two months, they have been testing several retrofits to help these types of buildings withstand earthquakes. less 
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Sun, Aug 18, 2013 2:13 AM EDT