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New Zealand Earthquake (2011)

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  • How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms

     How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms
    The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 toppled buildings, upended roads and even liquefied the ground under some communities, causing them to sink. The historic city saw the soaring brick spire of the ChristChurch Cathedral topple and another 19th century landmark church crumble to the ground.
  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...

    New Zealand earthquake: Hard to move on when ground keeps moving

    One year ago, a massive earthquake killed 185 people and destroyed much of downtown Christchurch. In the year since the magnitude 6.3 quake, New Zealanders have tried to piece together their lives and rebuild, even as earthquakes continue to rock the...

    New Zealand shows even strong building codes are no match for monster earthquake, experts say [Update]

    The devastation and loss of life in the Christchurch, New Zealand, quakes offer some sober lessons for California, earthquake experts said. The damage shows that a sharp earthquake in a highly vulnerable area can get the better of strong seismic...

    Rose Parade to have first African American president in 2019

    In 2019 the Rose Parade will mark its 130th anniversary. It will also mark another milestone: It will be led by the first African American president of the Tournament of Roses Assn. Gerald Freeny, 50, who joined the nonprofit association...