Mock quakes help study

The Building Research Institute Tsukuba in Japan has the world's largest earthquake study facility. Architects and engineers use vibrating machines to test the models of new buildings to produce the same effect as an earthquake. The models are tested until they are destroyed so the scientists can learn how much vibration they can withstand. Technicians map every crack in the models after the simulated tremors. Violent Planet, ticktock

The Building Research Institute Tsukuba in Japan has the world's largest earthquake study facility. Architects and engineers use vibrating machines to test the models of new buildings to produce the same effect as an earthquake. The models are tested until they are destroyed so the scientists can learn how much vibration they can withstand. Technicians map every crack in the models after the simulated tremors. Violent Planet, ticktock

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