Weekend of Earthquakes

There were a few major earthquakes this weekend:

  • Ueki, Japan – 6.2 (foreshock)
  • Kumamoto, Japan – 7.0
  • Ecuador – 7.8

Hundreds of aftershocks have occurred in Japan.

You would think that Californians, of all people, would be concerned with earthquake safety, but the LA Times has reported on a building safety cover-up involving thousands of older schools and office buildings which will pancake in a major quake.

How Risky Are Older Concrete Buildings?
LA Times FAQ: Concrete buildings, earthquake safety and you
Non-ductile Concrete Buildings

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