Wow, they got all the big brains of seismic making the usual rounds of "What about me? - California". It's very interesting, but I'm not reading it all, since it's the same-old I've read before. I don't see anybody making good comments about crappy building codes - like me!
In fact, I read another article that was rather smug. It went on about bridge failures in Chile, and how they weren't as good as the Caltrans patch-ups. Oh Please! Don't be smug about something that hasn't been tested! I am sure that if California got hit with a firm-ground 50 cm/s velocity pulse, we would see some major surprises about their assumptions. 5 m/s on the basins would interesting!