Press Clips from 2015

September 25, 2015


UCSD 'Shake Table' Gets Major Federal Grant

UC San Diego is getting more than $5 million over the next five years to run one of the world's largest earthquake simulators. The outdoor "shake table" has been helping researchers measure the impact of quakes since it opened in 2004. The device's size allows scientists to build realistic life-sized structures and then subject them to the same force meted out by the world's largest earthquakes. Full Story

September 24, 2015


UC San Diego will continue to operate world's largest earthquake 'shake table'

UC San Diego announced Thursday that $5.2 million from the National Science Foundation will allow the university to continue to operate the world's largest outdoor earthquake "shake table' for the next five years. The table, which can carry structures weighing up to 2,000 tons, replicates the ground motions of large quakes. Full Story

September 24, 2015

the San Diego Union Tribune

UCSD wins $5.2 million for earthquake simulator

A huge outdoor shake table that is used to study how earthquakes can damage buildings, bridges, freeways and tunnels will continue to operate at UC San Diego for at least another five years. The National Science Foundation has awarded the campus $5.2 million to run the facility in Scripps Ranch, providing researchers from around the country with a place to simulate a wide range of earthquakes. Full Story