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    By: Yelena Straight, P.E Senior Researcher 

    For anyone who has felt an earthquake first-hand, they can attest that even the smallest of tremors can be jarring. Although we have no control over seismic activity, we do have control in the adoption and enforcement of up-to-date building codes and proper material installation. 

    In the past, seismic force levels were only considered in certain earthquake-prone locations like California and Alaska. But major revisions

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