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Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake

Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake

Hundreds of old concrete buildings could collapse in a major quake, killing or injuring thousands in L.A. Officials have known about this for 40 years and have failed to act.

The city has rejected calls to make a list of concrete buildings at risk of collapsing in a major quake, but a Times analysis finds there could be more than 1,000 — many of them homes and offices. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith ...

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