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'San Andreas': 6 things the movie gets right about earthquakes

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| While “San Andreas,” named for a major Southern California earthquake fault, likely won’t win any awards for science, there are a few things it got right, according to USGS seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.

Like Nepal, LA sits on sediment easily shaken by a quake

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L.A. and Nepal sit near different types of faults but they share a similar type of underground geology that is particularly susceptible to strong shaking.

New program offers funds for Angelenos to prepare for quakes

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The California Earthquake Authority and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services are offering select homeowners grants of up to $3,000 for earthquake retrofits.

More quake-vulnerable buildings turning up in Santa Monica

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Officials hoped to have a list of all vulnerable "soft story" buildings compiled by the summer of 2014. Initial surveys missed some structures.

Officials seek ways to protect waterways from quakes

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The aqueducts that supply most of Southern California's water could be taken out by a single quake. Officials are looking for ways to protect these vital waterways.

State map shows active fault under Millennium Hollywood site

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A new California state map projects an active earthquake fault in the southwestern corner of a Hollywood property where developers hope to build a pair of skyscrapers.

State agency prepares to make a decision on Hollywood Fault

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State geologists say they only had limited access to important trenches around the Hollywood fault, a claim that developers dispute.

Earthquake early warnings: Rift forms in public, private efforts

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State law calls for public-private partnership on quake early warning system. Trade secrets, different approaches complicate cooperation.

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