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EARTH-SHATTERING IDEA

Children from Rednock School in Gloucestershire had the chance to design and build earthquake resistant model buildings at Bristol University's Earthquake Engineering Research Centre on Tuesday. Twenty students brought model buildings made of strips of chip board, paper, string and glue, to be tested on the centre's shaking-table. The pupils cheered as fellow competitors' buildings fell when they were shaken by 'earthquakes' of increasing intensity.

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