LA Times story on lessons learnt from Christchurch earthquakes
Rong-Gong Lin, a reporter who has worked on earthquake news at the Los Angeles Times for nearly a decade, recently visited Christchurch and spoke to a number of people, including Tracy Hatton, to learn more about the lessons California can learn from Christchurch. As he notes in his story, Christchurch bears a distinct resemblance to California cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, sharing similar building codes, architectural styles and proximity to major faults and can help educate Californians on what we might to expect when the next earthquake hits one of their cities.
Ron wrote three stories featured in the paper.
- This is what a devastating earthquake in California would look like — Christchurch, New Zealand, shattered by a 2011 earthquake, offers an urgent lesson for California.
- Mental health: When the Big One hits, emotional scars will last for years. Just ask New Zealand quake survivors
- Lessons learned: I went to New Zealand to understand what a huge California earthquake would look like