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> From my understanding, the SE designation in California originated after the
> 1971 Sylmar earthquake.

Shame on you, Dennis.  The SE title was begun to be enacted just 
prior to the 1934 Long Beach earthquake.  Because that earthquake 
happened at about 3:15 pm, just after kids got out of school, and 
many schools in the area suffered extensive damage which could have 
killed or injured children if the earthquake had happened a few 
minuted earlier, a major motivation of the SE authority began with 
ensuring the safe design of schools.

Martin Johnson
EQE International, Inc.