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MEDIA ADVISORY: Huge Shake Tables Will Replicate an Earthquake Beneath a Two-Story Test Building in Buffalo

On Friday, Aug. 16, a team led by Johns Hopkins University researchers will conduct final tests to see how a Southern California earthquake could impact a two-story office building. Inside a lab at the University at Buffalo in New York, two massive shake tables will be use to reproduce the strongest seismic forces recorded during the catastrophic Northridge earthquake in 1994.

Man-Made Quakes Could Lead to Safer, Sturdier Buildings

Earthquakes never occur when you need one, so a team led by Johns Hopkins structural engineers is shaking up a building themselves in the name of science and safety. Using massive moving platforms and an array of sensors and cameras, the researchers are trying to find out how well a two-story building made of cold-formed steel can stand up to a lab-generated Southern California quake.

Jhpiego Helps Reopen, Restock Maternity Ward in Haiti

Johns Hopkins’ Jhpiego affiliate helps reopen the maternity ward at the General Hospital, the largest hospital in Port-au-Prince.

Jhpiego team heads to Haiti

A team of health care workers from the Johns Hopkins child and maternal health organization Jhpiego will leave Baltimore for Haiti on Wednesday to supplement its six-person local staff there.

Jhpiego frontline health workers safe in Haiti

All six Haitian employees of Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins global health organization that has worked in Haiti for 15 years, are alive and safe following this week’s devastating earthquake, the organization learned Friday.

Johns Hopkins sources for stories on the Haiti earthquake

For stories related to the earthquake in Haiti, consider the following sources from The Johns Hopkins University. Listed with each source is a brief description of his or her area of expertise.

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