Friday, January 20, 2012

Jacobs School Shake Table Video Spurs Family to Prepare for Earthquakes

The folks at the TV show "Totally Unprepared" recently visited the home of TV reporter Lee Ann Kim and her family here in San Diego. The home was hardly earthquake-proof, so host Ron Haralson, who also is a firefighter, played a video shot on the shake table at Powell Laboratories. It showed unsecured bookshelves, aquariums, wine racks, pictures and even snow globes, falling spectacularly during simulated temblors. "That was scary and bad," one of Lee Ann's sons commented. The family vowed to take some time to get prepared for a potential quake.

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