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How ‘deadly sins’ and bathtubs relate to hospital seismic safety
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When a fault ruptures and the world shakes, buildings are going to shake fast and slow, evenly and haphazardly. Scientists and engineers dedicate careers to measuring the way buildings sway, equating certain building styles to risks of harm in an earthquake. And like everything else in life, there is good shaking and bad shaking, like the difference between Shakira and a drunkard dancing the merengue to a hip-hop tune.