Map: Earthquake risk in residential buildings in Berkeley

The map below shows an inventory of potentially hazardous soft story buildings in the city of Berkeley as of March 21, 2011.

The city identifies soft story buildings generally as wood frame buildings that have five or more units with a ground-level story containing large openings — store fronts, garages or other tuck-under parking — that would likely collapse in the event of a strong earthquake.

The green markers indicate that the building has been retrofitted and the blue markers indicate the building has not yet been retrofitted.

Source: City of Berkeley Soft Story Program

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Stephanie Baer is the city news editor.