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Video Available: Earthquake Researcher Discusses East Coast Earthquake

Release Date: August 23, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Andre Filiatrault, PhD, director of the University at Buffalo's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research), met with media today to discuss the 5.9 magnitude that shook parts of the eastern U.S. and Canada.

Here is a link to a university-produced video of Filiatrault's analysis of the quake, its scientific significance and its psychological effects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnRB0y-VIQ

Filiatrault is an expert on earthquake engineering and seismic resilience.

More information about UB's MCEER is available at http://mceer.buffalo.edu.

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