L. A. (AP) — The earth lurched with out warning earlier than daybreak, jolting Los Angeles from its sleep. 20 years after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake shattered Los Angeles and surrounding communities, buildings across the area stay weak. The Los Angeles Department of Constructing and Safety lately proposed surveying 30,000 residences constructed before 1978 to determine which might be compromised throughout violent shaking as a primary step towards attainable retrofitting.
The report prepared last fall looked at the cost of retrofitting the city’s total huge system, with 7,200 miles of pipe, one thing water officers say they are unlikely to do, but it supplies a starting point as the town looks to shore up its ageing infrastructure. The city’s getting older water system has been of concern lately in Los Angeles, after water main breaks in several places, together with Westwood near UCLA and the Hollywood Hills. As a result of it’s in the heart of earthquake nation, the constructing needed to endure a seismic retrofit.
20 years after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake shattered Los Angeles and surrounding communities, buildings around the area remain susceptible. The Los Angeles Department of Constructing and Security just lately seismic retrofitting proposed surveying 30,000 apartments built before 1978 to find out which may be compromised throughout violent shaking as a first step toward potential retrofitting.