Researchers collected data from more than 600 miniature seismographs placed around a 13-story building in the San Francisco Bay Area when the structure was demolished. The data will be used in a study to better understand the nearby Hayward fault. "This will tell us a lot about the fault zone itself, of the amplitude of seismic energy we expect from a real earthquake," said Rufus Catchings of the U.S. Geological Survey.

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