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Name: janet moy
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Date: Around 1993

What engineering questions were raised from the Kobe earthquake?

I suppose the basic engineering question was why did not the buildings that were supposed to be earthquake-proof, not. I am sure there will be a lot of research done on this subject. From what I hear, when the quake hit, the ground underneath the building shifted about two feet in less than one second. Obviously, if that ground was underneath a skyscraper, it would have the same effect as pulling the carpet out from underneath your feet. Those new buildings were built with dampers at the bottom to prevent much of this, and the majority of buildings lost were older. Much research will be done on the type of oscillations recorded from that quake, and how that effects the buildings.

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