Gallery: University of Buffalo Will Simulate Earthquake to Test How NYC...

Civil Engineering PhD Candidate Juan Aleman with his Research Project in Ketter Hall Photographer: Douglas Levere

A team from the University of Buffalo is planning to conduct a never-before attempted experiment – setting off a large-scale earthquake simulation to determine how vulnerable New York’s un-reinforced masonry buildings (row houses) are to tremors. It is hoped that the research will help the local government to plan for potential casualties and assist insurers in calculating property losses should such an event occur.

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