A building fitted with earthquake resistant technology
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Could this design make houses more earthquake resistant?

15 May 2015 Last updated at 00:10 BST

A team of civil engineers has developed an earthquake resistant home which they say could stand up to a major quake.

The researchers at Stanford University combined seismic isolators - which allow the ground to move independently of the structure above it - and a unibody design which creates a more solid house structure.

Isolators have been used for commercial buildings for many years but have been too expensive to use on homes until now.

The BBC's Sumi Das reports.

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