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Quaking in Your Buildings

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If anyone's been sitting around thinking that hey, at least NYC isn't about to get a Chile- or Haiti-level earthquake, well, true. But the city's building's probably wouldn't do too well in even a moderate quake, according to New York Magazine's Christopher Bonanos. He charts the likely impact of a quake on everything from tenements to loft buildings to skyscrapers. Things look safest for skyscrapers, until we learn that even if your building is designed to take a shaking, your furniture could still kill you. Comforting! [NYM]