Earthquake Safety |

Northridge: Calif. quake warning system runs on shoe-string budget

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| The massive quake that hit Southern California in 1994 came without warning. How close is California to an earthquake warning system?

State geologists release map of Hollywood Fault (Update)

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It's unclear whether the city will use the map to require further seismic testing for controversial Millennium Hollywood project.

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Memo raises questions about MWD headquarters' seismic fitness

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A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.

Like food and water, women's safety a priority for relief aid

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Resources to address violence against women during humanitarian crises often come after the initial disaster response. This week, aid groups and governments pledged to consider it a priority.

City of Los Angeles formally asks for list of unsafe buildings

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The city of Los Angeles formally requested from a list of potentially unsafe buildings in LA from UC Berkeley earthquake researchers Thursday.

Who is liable if a building collapses during a quake?

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The Los Angeles Times recently found that more than 1,000 older concrete buildings are at risk for collapse during a major quake.

List of 'Killer Buildings' available to LA officials next month

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A list of seismically vulnerable buildings in L.A. will be available to city officials next month. It complies risky structures with a non-ductile concrete design.