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Tougher codes kept quake damage down

September 22, 2018
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One reason the California earthquake caused only minor damage was new, tough building codes enacted since the deadly Northridge quake in 1994, according to an expert with the U.S. Geological Survey. (CNN — 31 July, 2008)
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The earthquake that hit Southern California on Tuesday disrupted phone service near its epicenter, Verizon Communications Inc. said. – (Sydney Morning Herald — 30 July, 2008)
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Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude 5.8. (New York Times — 30 July, 2008)
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Strong ‘quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shakes southernCalifornia, including LA, San Diego and Las Vegas. – Brisbane Times (The Brisbane Times — 30 July, 2008)
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