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New Zealand earthquake teaches lessons


March 4, 2011
By Daily Commercial News

March 4, 2011 – The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch,
New Zealand on Feb. 22 demonstrates the vulnerability of urban centres
with important lessons for the United States, says an American
engineering expert.

March 4, 2011 – The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on Feb. 22 demonstrates the vulnerability of urban centres with important lessons for the United States, says an American engineering expert.

“The earthquake was actually an aftershock associated with the 7.1 magnitude Darfield earthquake that occurred about 15 kilometres west of Christchurch on Sept. 4, 2010,” said Thomas D. O’Rourke, an expert on the impact of earthquakes on infrastructure and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University. | READ MORE

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