Monthly Archives: March 2019

29 March, 2019

West Hollywood exploring options to reduce cost to landlords of earthquake retrofit

By |2019-03-29T17:47:26+00:00March 29th, 2019|Related News|

The city of West Hollywood is feeling the heat, they are exploring multiple options for reducing the cost of landlords for retrofitting their apartment buildings. The city is planning on applying for federal grants, reducing the fees that the city charges, and changing the formula that owners of rent-stabilized buildings […]

29 March, 2019

Anchorage Schools in need of major repairs after earthquake on Nov.30

By |2019-03-29T17:43:55+00:00March 29th, 2019|Related News|

According to the engineering reports the Anchorage School District released the damaged Gruening Middle School and Eagle River Elementary is extensive. The reports were prepared by Anchorage firm BDS Architects, it explained in detailed the cost of repair and what must be fixed in order to reopen.

For more […]

27 March, 2019

Earthquake Alert Test, Launched in Oakland Today

By |2019-03-27T20:57:55+00:00March 27th, 2019|Related News|

Wednesday morning thousands of cell phones buzzed as an urgent message about a “TEST of the CA Earthquake Warning System. No action required. THIS IS A TEST.” At 11 a.m. the first residential deployment if the states earthquake warning system went out to phones in a 60-block zone of Oakland.


26 March, 2019

Major Earthquake Rocked California’s Inyo County Killing 27 People On March 26, 1872

By |2019-03-26T03:51:51+00:00March 26th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit|

Nearly 150 years ago, an earthquake estimated at 7.8 magnitude struck California’s Inyo County in the Owens Valley killing 27 people in 1872.

The quake struck at 2:30 a.m. while most people in the sparcely populated area were sleeping. […]

22 March, 2019

New discoveries about the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand

By |2019-03-22T21:41:59+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Related News|

The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand caused damaged. A group if LMU researches have inspected its mechanisms revealing surprising insights. “Looking at the pattern of surface faults affected by the quake, one finds large gaps of more than 15 km in between them. Up to now, analyses of seismic […]

20 March, 2019

What Can Southern California Learn from the Anchorage Earthquake?

By |2019-03-20T19:50:24+00:00March 20th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquakes|

-Appeared on Apartment Association California, Southern Cities (AACSC).

“Here’s who to thank that we all survived the quake on Friday,” a headline in the Anchorage Daily News read just days after the Nov. 30 2018 earthquake shook the region with a 7.0-magnitude force.


18 March, 2019

Balboa Park Retrofit Underscores the Value of Protecting What You’ve Got

By |2019-03-20T20:38:34+00:00March 18th, 2019|SDCAA, Seismic Retrofit|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

Stop by Optimum Seismic’s booth or visit our presentation at the San Diego CAA Expo April 30 at the San Diego Convention Center for more information.


18 March, 2019

5.5 earthquake hit Indonesia on Sunday

By |2019-03-18T18:03:12+00:00March 18th, 2019|Related News|

On Sunday Indonesia was hit with a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that caused landslides and floods in killed dozens of people. Indonesia is exposed to many natural disasters because it is part of the Ring of Fire, where the majority of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic activity occurs.

For […]