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California has failed to identify thousands of buildings vulnerable to quakes

Mar 16, 2011 8:21:43 PM- latimes.com
Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand have focused attention on earthquake safety and the vulnerability of brittle concrete buildings. But efforts to identify and retrofit them have stalled because of the high cost.

California has failed to identify and retrofit thousands of brittle concrete buildings despite years of warnings from scientists that the structures are highly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake.

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