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24. Destruction Caused by Quasi-Resonance Effects Observed in the Loma Prieta Earthquake

This paper describes the widespread destruction caused by the Loma Prieta earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. It deals extensively with some of the worst damage, which was the destruction of huge circuit breakers. The article discusses how the repetitive nature of the seismic input excited resonance in many structures.

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