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A new study led by Kevin Milner (Southern California Earthquake Center) and Bruce Shaw (Columbia University) presents results from a prototype Rate-State earthquake simulator, or RSQSim, that simulates hundreds of thousands of years of seismic history in California.

Coupled with another code, CyberShake, the framework can calculate the amount of shaking that would occur for each quake.

The new approach improves the ability to pinpoint how big an earthquake might occur at a given location, allowing building code developers, architects, and structural engineers to design more resilient buildings that can survive earthquakes.


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