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Who bears the burden of liability in the event of earthquake?

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A resident and a cameraman look at damage to the Kaiser Permanente Building following the Northridge earthquake, on January 17, 1994. The earthquake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale and was centered in the San Fernando Valley.

If a big quake hits and your apartment is damaged or, worse, you're injured, who, if anyone, is at fault?

That question of liability is a big concern for property owners in California, and it's affecting a plan to assess the seismic risks of buildings in L.A. Here to explain is Ron Lin is earthquake safety reporter with the LA Times.  


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