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A 5.0 Quake for Los Angeles?

Earthquakes are always on the back-burners of Los Angeles residents’ minds. Now, it might be more pronounced.

Geophysicists at NASA’s JPL has said that there is a 99-percent chance that there will be about 5.0-magnitude earthquake in the metro area within the next two-and-a-half years. The epicenter will apparently be in La Habra.

Specialists in the field says the magnitude could even be greater, with a 30% change of a quake hitting up to 6.3.

The good news? The U.S. Geological Survey says the chances of a 5.0-quake are only 85 percent in the next three years.

Los Angeles is already preparing, with the Los Angeles City Council having passed a mandatory retrofit ordinance to improve the City’s seismic safety.

Read More at CBS Los Angeles

Read More About CRE Preparations For Seismic Activity at Partner Engineering and Science

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