Devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria reminds California to prepare.


The San Andreas fault in California is capable of similar activity to the East Anatolian fault that caused the Turkey-Syrian Earthquake earlier this week.

Following the earthquakes in the 1980s and 1990s, some Californian cities have retrofitted or destroyed problematic buildings. However, not all of the state’s structures have been subjected to the same degree of violent shaking as those in Turkey and Syria. Scientists and structural engineers are now warning California to strengthen its infrastructure in order to be prepared for similar seismic events.

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