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Name: Jasmine
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
Is there a scale to tell how earthquake resistant a building is?



Replies:
Hi Jasmine,

It is my understanding that buildings are designed to be resistant to earthquakes of a specified level as measured on the Richter Scale, which is the method used to measure the magnitude of actual earthquakes.

Regards, Bob Wilson



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