Differences In Buildings Are More Than Just Decorative

Richter Scale

Buildings in California tend to have good solid foundations and be shorter than their East Coast counterparts. Many of them are also steel buildings. Now I don’t mean manufactured modular and mobile homes. What I mean is steel framing. Wonder why? The material handling allows for the movement of the earth. Seismic shocks are dangerous and capable of collapsing buildings. The earthquake that devastated Northridge is a one example. The Great San Francisco Earthquake is another.

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