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Join Times staff writer Rosanna Xia for a discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles.

The release of the data marks a key step in L.A.'s efforts to improve earthquake safety, but there's a tough road ahead.

The list was compiled over several years, a first-of-its kind effort to identify a type of building that experts have long said pose the greatest risk of death. 

Of all the older concrete buildings in Los Angeles, the researchers estimated about 75 would collapse during a huge quake.

But determining which ones are structurally at risk will require individual inspections.

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Xia will explain what the list means, how it can be used and what the next steps are for those concerned about the issue.

For an interactive map, click here.

During the chat, readers can submit all of their questions and comments, and we'll get to as many of them as we can.

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