FOR KIDS: Quake, quake, go away
French engineers report success in the first test of an underground seismic shield
Web edition: March 1, 2013
An earthquake caused widespread damage to San Francisco in 1989. Holes in the ground may help protect buildings from tremors.
The best way to avoid an earthquake might be to make it detour around you. Engineers have designed a new seismic shield to do just that. If successful, it might one day protect a treated area from powerful earthquakes. And it could be fairly simple: Just drill a lot of deep holes in the ground.
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