In shadow of San Andreas fault, hundreds of Inland Empire buildings face collapse in huge earthquake
As written in the Los Angeles Times:
“But danger lurks amid the idyllic charm of these brick buildings: As many as 74 in the city are not retrofitted to withstand a major earthquake, putting the public at risk should the bricks start to topple onto sidewalks, cars and pedestrians.”
While we cannot stop the buildings from collapsing, we have the technology today to provide an earthquake early warning which could allow people to move away from the risk and drop, cover, and hold on. Now is the time to roll out earthquake early warning across the Western United States.