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Wood frame buildings vulnerable to earthquakes




An apartment building in Reseda, CA in January of 1994 after the Northridge Earthquake.
An apartment building in Reseda, CA in January of 1994 after the Northridge Earthquake.
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As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake early next year, we've been looking into how prepared we are for the next big one. 

One person that's been helping us out with that is Ron Lin at the Los Angeles Times, who, along with his colleagues, has been looking into building safety in Southern California. In his most recent piece, out today, is about the status of what officials call "soft" wood frame buildings.