Could sticky stucco quash quake damage?
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By Diane Martindale SCIENTISTS have often wondered why so many houses in California remain standing after an earthquake. But now they think they know why: stucco helps the buildings stick together. And this weather-resistant coating is very commonly used in the state. Researchers at the University of California in San Diego built a simple, two-storey house—typical of 90 per cent of homes in Southern California—and placed it on a hydraulic shake table that simulates earthquakes. The artificial quakes were equivalent to the 1994 Northridge earthquake near Los Angeles,