Earthquake simulator comes to San Diego for building safety month

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Quake Cottage, a vehicle that lets participants experience the intensity of a large magnitude earthquake, was available to the public Wednesday at the City of San Diego’s Building Safety Month Event.

The event is meant to bring awareness to the vital roles that the City’s Development Services and Fire-Rescue departments, as well as architects, engineers, builders, trades people, laborers, and others in the construction industry play as they ensure the safe construction of buildings.

According to LA Curbed, sections of the San Andreas Fault are long overdue for a major earthquake. The United States Geological Survey has said that there’s an 85 percent chance that major seismic action will hit the LA area by 2019.

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