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California reflects whether it is earthquake prepared

In California, the disaster unfolding in Japan has caused many to ask what if it happened here?

So what are those on America's west coast doing to make sure they are not caught off guard?

To find out the BBC spoke to Professor Thomas Heaton from the California Institute of Technology and a local resident, Reagen Kibbee.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Los Angeles.

  • 18 Mar 2011
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