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Comment: 20:58 - 22:11 (01:13)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: "Vitelmo Bertero", earthquake, fault, "Hayward Fault", "San Francisco Bay", magnitude, "Loma Prieta Earthquake", "University of California", "Berkeley"

Our transcription: While it's uncertain whether Frasier-Smith's research will lead to an effective method of earthquake prediction, there's no doubt that something needs to be done to minimize the level of destruction that large quakes cause.
Of particular concern are earthquakes that occur along faults situated close to major population centers, for example, the Hayward Fault, which lies just east of San Francisco Bay.
If an earthquake of the same magnitude as the Loma Prieta quake were to occur on the Hayward Fault, a population 15 times larger would be at risk.
Engineers at the University of California at Berkeley contend that rapid unchecked growth in such areas reflects a dangerous lack of planing.
The Hayward Fault runs exactly along the freeway.
The Warren Freeway runs along the Fault.
And then there are most of the hospitals that are along there, there is a Navy Hospital.
And many schools are there.
This is what I mean the lack of disaster prevention policy.
These buildings should not be built there.
These highways should not be built there.

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