Los Angeles Business Journal

Are Southland Homes Any Safer Now Than Before Northridge?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Northridge earthquake which shook Southern California 20 years ago Friday caused $20 billion in damage, much of that to buildings. Southern California Public Radio reports that while cities have encouraged homeowners to voluntarily retrofit their dwellings, there is no state standard for such work and as many as half of all retrofits likely wouldn't survive a strong quake.