A coworker sent me this link about the first foreign engineering team to have access to China after the 8.0 earthquake hit a few weeks ago.
It is amazing how different types of building construction hold up to earthquakes. Many of the collapsed buildings in China were made using a type of construction that has been banned in California. It is scary to hear about other countries in the Ring of Fire that have buildings similar to the ones in China. Hopefully this team can get the word out.