T-Rex Earthquake Truck

T-Rex Earthquake Truck, weights 64,000 pound (29,000 kilogram), and will pound the ground like a real dinosaur to simulate an earthquake.

The seismic data gathered by the giant trunk, will tell engineers how and where to build houses in earthquake sensitive areas.



T-Rex will be sent by U.S. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation to New Zealand’s South Island, to test the ground around Christchurch, where a earthquakes in 2011 destroyed houses and took lives.

via io9