How do I identify and fix weaknesses in the structure of my building?

Buildings are designed to withstand the downward pull of gravity, yet earthquakes shake a building in all directions – up and down, but most of all, sideways. There are several common issues that can limit a building's ability to withstand this sideways shaking.

Identify your Building's Potential Weaknesses and Begin to fix Them.
This is a link to Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country.

Reconstruction and Replacement of Earthquake Damaged Masonry Chimneys
A comprehensive 17-page PDF booklet that examines techniques for securing masonry chimneys against the threats of an earthquake.
What are the chances an earthquake could hit your favorite locations? Make a One-Step Earthquake Forecast here.
To see locations of current major earthquakes, go the Hazards Viewer and click on one of the Earth globes on the right hand side.
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