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T-Rex takes on shaky Christchurch

January 25, 2013

T-Rex, a massive, 64,000-pound shaker truck, is heading to New Zealand on Feb. 3 to help earthquake engineers grapple with a seismic challenge following a series of earthquakes that shook its second largest city, Christchurch, in 2011. As many as 7,500 homes were abandoned, and 30 percent of the structures in its central business district, including more than 20 15-plus-story buildings, have been demolished so far.
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