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Preparing for Dramatic Destruction

Earthquake vulnerabilities in San Francisco

Estimated losses in the event of a big earthquake:

Deaths: Up to 1,000

Housing units lost: 85,000

Cost to repair building damage: $17 billion to $54 billion

Business losses: $5 billion to $15 billion

Source: San Francisco’s Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety project, Oct. 7 presentation

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Preparing-for-dramatic-destruction-104753704.html#ixzz12I0btMwx

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