Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake hits PANAMA
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of east Texas early Thursday morning. The quake struck 3 miles east of Timpson or 27 miles northeast of Nacogdoches at 3:12 a.m. According to the CBS TV Station KYTX in Tyler, viewers have been calling in with reports of broken windows, dishes that shook out of cabinets and pictures that fell off of walls.
A new school desk has been designed to protect students during an earthquake by absorbing the impact of falling concrete and steel weighing up to 1000 kg (about 1 ton) Image Gallery (12 images) Anyone who has been through earthquake drills in school knows the standard defense against falling debris is for students to crawl under their desks. Unfortunately, while this might block a few pieces of stray drywall and glass, a wooden desk isn’t going to withstand the crushing weight from large chunks of concrete or steel