Taipei 101 damper records biggest ever movement due to earthquake

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/18
By: Pan Tzi-yu and Ko Lin

Image taken from Pixabay

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) The tuned mass damper at Taipei 101 skyscraper recorded its biggest ever movement due to an earthquake on Thursday, the management of the building said.

At 1:01 p.m., the damper — a device that reduces the amplitude of mechanical vibrations — moved by 20 centimeters, the biggest movement ever recorded in the building during a temblor.

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Taiwan at that time, leaving at least 17 people injured nationwide, tilting two buildings on their foundations in Taipei and causing the temporary suspension of MRT services.  [FULL  STORY]

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