What the 1933 Long Beach earthquake taught us about California’s seismic future
“More than 120 school buildings were damaged, with 70 of them destroyed by the quake. The devastation prompted the state to enact a series of earthquake building codes, including the Field Act of 1933, which mandated that all school buildings be earthquake resistant. Since the act was passed, no school has collapsed due to a seismic event.”
Now is the time for the next step in earthquake preparation. We can now protect people inside the building from falling debris with earthquake early warning. The technology is here, it’s time to roll out out to the entire west coast.