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Japan Quake Jolts Californians Still Unprepared for Golden State’s Big One

It’s been two decades since a 6.9- magnitude earthquake jolted San Francisco, killing 63 people, yet thousands of apartment buildings prone to collapse have never been shored up to withstand another large shock. There are more than 17,000 so-called soft-story structures in the San Francisco region, including Silicon Valley, according to the Association of Bay Area Governments.