If it hadn’t been for what was observed after Northridge, and the Getty’s commitment, nothing might have been fixed.
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Faults capable of producing major earthquakes snake through most of the state—and rupture routinely.
There’s a 46 percent chance that a 7.0 earthquake will strike the LA area in the next 30 years. Without major changes, most Angelenos will be caught off guard when it does.
After Northridge, engineers warned that hundreds of towers could be dangerous in a large earthquake—but the city hasn’t required owners to fix them.
Subway tunnels are not immune to damage during earthquakes—but they’re probably safer than skyscrapers. Here’s why.
Where will they go?
Most of the apartments damaged and destroyed in the Northridge quake were in these dingbat-style buildings.
For a 4.4 quake near La Verne, beta-testers in the LA region got advance notice.
Developers and builders will have to reassess the safety of "tall buildings," the study’s authors say.
Filmmakers love to destroy LA.
Most Angelenos know the city is overdue for a major earthquake. But a flood could be more devastating.
It’s better to know now, before the shaking starts.
A rupture along the San Andreas fault, originating near the Grapevine, could produce a quake with a magnitude as high as 7.9.