Tag: Nisqually Earthquake

EARTHQUAKES AND UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDINGS

March 28th, 2012

 When the Nisqually Earthquake hit, I was in an older brick building in Pioneer Square.  While skyscrapers swayed, the Pioneer Building was bouncing up and down, and a window shattered a few feet from me.  That building has been retrofitted since then, but it is a great example of the kind of building – Unreinforced […]

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