Seattle learns from New Zealand quake

02/15/2013 | Seattle Times, The

Christchurch, New Zealand, still has not recovered from a magnitude 6.3 2011 earthquake, and Seattle, which is atop a major fault line, wants to make sure it fares better than Christchurch in a similar event. Seattle has made an inventory of nearly 800 brick buildings at risk from earthquakes and will consider having a mandatory retrofit program for those buildings.

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