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Napa Quake Reminds San Diego To Be Prepared

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Napa Quake Reminds San Diego To Be Prepared
Napa Quake Reminds San Diego To Be Prepared
Napa Quake Reminds San Diego To Be Prepared GUESTS:Kim Olsen, San Diego State University geological sciences professor who specializes in computer simulations of earthquakes. Mehdie Shadyab, senior structural engineer with city of San Diego's Development Services Department

The pictures from the Napa earthquake are disturbing.

Old downtown buildings with their walls in rubble, scattered and broken casks of wine, and household items destroyed.

Several hundred people suffered some kind of injury in the quake, three were seriously injured.

Officials now estimate the economic damage to the area could reach $1 billion.

Earthquakes anywhere in California can make us all jittery.

KPBS Midday Edition speaks to Kim Olsen, a San Diego State University professor in geological sciences who specializes in computer simulations of earthquakes, and Mehdie Shadyab, a senior structural engineer with the city of San Diego's Development Services Department, to assess how San Diego would handle a large earthquake.

Computer Simulation Of Impact Of 8.0 Earthquake On Southern California