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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The next giant quake: It’s coming and here’s how

First-grader J.R. Wilson ducks and covers during an earthquake drill at Shorewood Elementary School in 1988. About two-thirds of Seattle’s high-risk public school buildings have been retrofitted and more upgrades are under way thanks to a levy passed by voters. But many private schools are vulnerable. A survey in Oregon found more than 1,000 schools at risk of collapse; no statewide survey has been conducted in Washington.