Earthquake Study Raises Questions About L.A. Buildings

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Nearly 1,500 buildings in Los Angeles may be at risk of collapsing in an earthquake, according to new data released by scientists from the University of California.

The study raised many questions about the buildings, beginning with which ones were most at risk of collapsing in the event of a quake? The simple answer to that question is older concrete ones.

There are more than 400 concrete structures in downtown alone that could fall, according to the data.

The study doesn’t list building by names–only location. But it includes apartment and condominium towers, schools, offices, churches, shopping malls, hospitals and hotels.

Jim Nash reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Click here to use a Los Angeles Times interactive map that lists the locations of old concrete buildings.

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