2010 Mexicali quake still shakes California

The damage underscores a loophole in the state's earthquake regulations for schools. Strict laws mandate how buildings are built, but there are no regulations governing seismic safety inside them.
2010 Mexicali quake still shakes California

The 7.2 earthquake that rattled the U.S.-Mexico border in 2010 — the largest temblor to hit Southern California in nearly two decades — has exposed a hidden weakness in school seismic safety that officials are now trying to correct.

The Easter Sunday temblor was centered south of Mexicali but was felt strongly in several Imperial County communities. Schools withstood the shaking structurally, but the damage was still extensive.

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