The coming quake Is Los Angeles ready for the Big One?

Lewis, Judith
October 2008
High Country News;10/27/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 19, p10
The article offers information on the previous earthquakes that devastate California. It states that in April 18, 1906, the world awoke abruptly to the existence of the San Andreas Fault, and a 7.8 earthquake ripped open the fault's northern segment just south of San Francisco. Since the Long Beach earthquake in 1933, the state has passed rigorous standards for constructions particularly for schools. In addition, when a 7.3 quake hit Landers in 1992, an elementary school one-half mile from the epicenter held up to well that it served as the neighborhood emergency shelter. According to the article, if the geology follows any pattern at all, it accordingly appears that the segment of the fault is due to rip again soon.


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