Quake shake -- will my home collapse? When an earthquake strikes -- investigate why some buildings survive and others do not (PDF)

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1906 San Francisco earthquake damage

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When an earthquake strikes -- investigate why some buildings survive and others do not. How buildings with different foundations respond to earthquakes. This activity could form part of a lesson about earthquakes and their effects. It could also form part of the preparation for the best way people should respond to an earthquake in earthquake-prone areas.

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