Would This Crane Withstand An Earthquake?

Today, Willamette Week’s Dr. Know takes on a question that I’m sure has been on everyone’s mind:

Like most downtown construction sites, the one near my office is dominated by a very tall, very slender crane. In an earthquake, these things seem like they’d keel right over. Should I duck? —Son of Arlee

Do you know the answer? If not, read it here.

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