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11.2.2011

Sendai Isn’t Unique: Seattle’s Older Buildings at Serious Risk if the Big One Happens Here

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A frequent news peg whenever disaster strikes elsewhere is: Can it happen here? When it comes to the Japan earthquake last March, it most certainly can.

The more important question is: Are we ready? From the standpoint of buildings constructed before 1994, the answer may be a sobering no.

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This article first appeared in Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce.