UCLA, UC Berkeley Face Earthquake Risks

In 2017, the UC Board of Regents called for all UC campuses to undertake seismic risk assessments. We’re now getting the first reports from those analyses.

The Los Angeles Times reports that at least 68 structures at UC Berkeley and another 18 at UCLA are seismically deficient.

All of the Berkeley structures pose either a “severe” or “serious” risk to human life in the event of a major earthquake. 15 buildings at UCLA — including the Young and Powell libraries, Murphy Hall, and the Luskin School of Public Affairs — are at “serious” risk.

No campus buildings are considered “dangerous,” which is the most severe risk category. However, the other UC campuses are still compiling their assessments.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.