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Did you feel the M6.0 South Napa earthquake on August 24? Get more information about the quake and learn more about how to get prepared in our South Napa Earthquake Portal. Posted on 08.24.14

Do you know your landslide risk? In light of the recent landslide in Washington and the torrential rains the Bay Area has been experiencing this spring, now’s the time to understand your risk for landslide. Though there is no national standard to track landslide hazard, ABAG has local maps that can help you learn your risk and understand what you can do. Find more information and map your risk here. Posted on 04.03.14

Congratulations to Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco selected as the first group of resilient cities through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge! These cities join an impressive list of cities around the world and will receive support to continue their good work. Their joint efforts will help enhance the resilience of our whole region. Posted on 12.03.13

LA Times | Oct 12, 2013. Many older LA buildings could collapse in an earthquake.
“Despite their sturdy appearance, many older concrete buildings are vulnerable to the sideways movement of a major earthquake because they don’t have enough steel reinforcing bars to hold columns in place.”
The Concrete Coalition estimates that there are 16,000 – 17,000 of these buildings across the State. Posted on 10.14.13

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