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Quake Cottages Built
• Climb inside our one-of-a-kind 8-seat ultimate earthquake simulator and safely experience what a major earthquake feels like
• There are two entry doors with earth seats facing opposite directions and HDTVs mounted on opposite walls
• The interior design features a dual setting: a home environment on one side and a lab environment on the other
• Learn about the latest in safety preparedness in our Earthquake Learning Center
• The kiosk can be programmed with custom information for specific needs based on event details and company standards
• Discover the SAFE-T-PROOF™ earthquake fastening system, ICC-certified, patented, and laboratory-tested for strength
REGARDING: SIMULATOR MAGNITUDE
The “Magnitude” of an earthquake is measured on something called “The Moment Magnitude Scale,” which replaced the Richter Scale as the method of measuring the size of earthquakes.
An earthquake’s magnitude is a measurement of energy release and ground motion. Additionally, the larger the magnitude of an earthquake the longer the duration. In measuring earthquakes, seismometers placed geographically radiating our from the earthquake’s origin (epicenter) are used and a mathematical scale combines these readings to create an overall magnitude number.
So, the bottom line is no earthquake simulator of any kind creates or replicates a “magnitude” of any size. It is just not possible. Seismometers positioned miles away from the Quake Cottage won’t register its energy release.
What the Quake Cottage does is produce an earthquake-type of “Intensity” — which is the strength or force of the motion. Riders in the simulator experience about 25 seconds of 1g of motion. That g-force can happen in a 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, or 9.0 earthquake. The 25-second duration is common with earthquakes around a 7-7.5.
The Quake Cottage does not replicate a Magnitude of any size but replicates the intensity of large earthquakes.