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Kumamoto Earthquake Proves Seismic Isolation Rubber Effective

The aftershocks continue from the major earthquake that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture on the Japanese island of Kyushu April 14. Almost two months after the original quake registered a seismic intensity of 7, an aftershock of intensity 5- struck on June 13. Although it cannot be said that the 24 buildings in Kumamoto Prefecture that incorporate seismic isolation rubber came...

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Seismic Isolation Rubber Proves Highly Effective in Kumamoto Earthquakes

Seismic isolation rubber alleviates the destructive force of earthquakes. And it does so with isolation components, manufactured from laminated rubber and other materials, to take the brunt of the seismic motion. So a relevant question is how buildings with seismically isolated structures faired during last month’s earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan. Along with taking a look at conditions in post-quake Kumamoto,...

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Rubber Industry Feels Impact of Kumamoto Earthquakes – Special Report

Rubber manufacturers in the Japanese prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita have been greatly affected by a recent string of earthquakes that have centered on Kumamoto Prefecture, beginning with a foreshock at 9.26 p.m. on April 14. Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and NOK Corp. (TYO:7240) suspended operations at their respective manufacturing plants in Kumamoto Prefecture. Meanwhile, damage to locally based Tsuchiya Rubber...

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