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On Shaky Ground

Airs Friday, April 22, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

"On Shaky Ground" is a special KQED co-production with the Center for Investigative Reporting's California Watch.

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myFault uses official maps of seismic hazards in California to identify the dangers your home, school or workplace could face during an earthquake.

The investigation uncovers thousands of school buildings with seismic safety problems, leaving experts, educators and parents wondering whether schools and the children who attend them are as safe as they should be.

Earthquakes are a fact of life in California, and many schools are near fault lines or other earthquake hazards. That doesn't mean they'll collapse in a quake, but many school construction projects have failed to follow basic safety standards. Is your child's school near a fault? Did construction raise red flags? Search for your school on this interactive map to find out.

California Watch is on Facebook.

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'On Shaky Ground' Shows Safety Risks In California Schools

Above: A new report by California Watch found that hundreds of California's public schools do not meet the legal construction codes for earthquake safety.