About 1,500 concrete buildings in Los Angeles found vulnerable to earthquakes

The study's research team did not want to reveal the location of the buildings for fear of lawsuits.

January 23, 2014 |

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquakes, according to University of California researchers.

The researchers initially did not want to reveal the addresses of those buildings for fear of exposure to liability from property owners but decided to give the addresses to city officials so they can look at the structures, determine weaknesses, and come up with retrofit plans.

(http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-01-18-concrete-building-quake-20140118,0,371340.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fmostviewed+%28L.A.+Times+-+Most+Viewed+Stories%29#axzz2qyiPHICz)

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