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On Earthquakes and California

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It's apparently earthquake season, and that prompted Arch Paper to talk to a Berkeley professor and disaster-recovery expert on how fit California is for something like a 6.7 or larger quake: "California is probably the best-prepared place in the world. With that said, we certainly have things to worry about. We have very good building codes, so many of our modern buildings will do fine. But we still have older concrete buildings that are vulnerable. Particularly, we happen to have a lot that are built in the 1920s, and again in the 1960s, before the building codes really changed." Anyway, it's all enough to get one chin-scratching about those mandatory retrofits. [Arch Paper, previously]