Many Local Schools Face Earthquake Hazards, Could Be At Risk
Echo Park, CA Patch:
Most schools serving Echo Park sit close to faults, liquefaction zones and other seismic hazards, state data show. Seven are classified as having unresolved safety issues that may put students at risk in a major earthquake.
The state has also cited at least three Echo Park schools for finishing building projects without resolving illegal safety issues--some related to earthquakes.
That doesn't mean these buildings couldn't survive an earthquake. But it does mean they should be constructed with earthquake safety in mind.
The findings were part of a 19-month investigation by the nonprofit California Watch news group, which was released Thursday and which uncovered holes in the state's enforcement of seismic safety regulations for public schools.