Monthly Archives: December 2019

23 December, 2019

Ali Sahabi Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from BIA Chapter

By |2020-01-06T17:21:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA — Ali Sahabi has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019 from the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s Baldy View Chapter

Born to Abbas and Leila Sahabi, he learned the importance of hard work and dedication from his father, a Middle Eastern businessman […]

19 December, 2019

California’s Earthquake Early Warning System sent out it’s first real alert

By |2020-03-06T15:19:45+00:00December 19th, 2019|Related News|

Two months after expanding across California, the state’s Earthquake Early Warning system sent out its first real alert, notifying residents of shaking in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, along the San Andreas fault. While the quake eventually registered at 4.3 on the Modified Mercali scale, the USGS […]

18 December, 2019

Neighbors in Oregon Are Promoting Emergency Preparedness

By |2020-03-06T15:13:03+00:00December 18th, 2019|Related News|

To survive the “Really Big One,” some neighbors in the Oregon city are organizing block parties that promote emergency preparedness.

For more info, please read the original article by CityLab:

12 December, 2019

The Economic Benefits of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

By |2020-06-18T19:50:46+00:00December 12th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofit|

In 1971, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Van Nuys, California, suffered extensive damage in the 6.5-magnitude Sylmar earthquake. Forced to cease operations in order to rebuild the facility, the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” took another hard financial hit as competitors made inroads into the Anheuser-Busch market during this time. Faced with the […]

12 December, 2019

Earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 Offers Lesson for California

By |2020-03-06T15:09:55+00:00December 12th, 2019|Related News|

New Zealand and California have similar seismic safety standards, their skylines built in the 19th century with collapse-prone brick and in the 20th century with brittle concrete.

For more info, please read the original article by LA Times:

11 December, 2019

USGS provides update for the National Seismic Hazard Model

By |2020-03-06T15:10:35+00:00December 11th, 2019|Related News|

USGS experts recently released a study that incorporates the latest earthquake science findings into an update of the National Seismic Hazard Model for the “lower-48” United States.

For more info, please read the original article by USGS :

10 December, 2019

What is ‘slow earthquakes’ relationship to regular ones and the conditions that give rise to these events

By |2019-12-10T18:25:59+00:00December 10th, 2019|Related News|

Better earthquake-detection instruments revealed that there is a whole range of slip speeds in between. These are known as slow earthquakes and can last days, months or sometimes even years.
Dr. Ake Fagereng, a geologist at Cardiff University in the UK said “there are still many questions […]

7 December, 2019

Leaders Push for Building Safety Compliance

By |2019-12-10T19:35:07+00:00December 7th, 2019|Seismic Waves|

December 2019 Newsletter.

Building safety is critical to the health of our communities. We can see that in the aftermath of last month’s 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Albania that left 4,000 people homeless, 2,000 injured and 51 dead. Officials are […]

5 December, 2019

3.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Ridgecrest area

By |2019-12-05T18:28:17+00:00December 5th, 2019|Related News|

A 3.8 magnitude hit the Ridgecrest area early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

For more info, please read the original article by ABC7:

4 December, 2019

how an earthquake could devastate a Vancouver elementary school

By |2019-12-04T18:36:11+00:00December 4th, 2019|Related News|

A picture is worth a thousand words. Seismic engineers and psychologists from UBC teamed up with a visual artist to create an image of a Vancouver elementary school after a major earthquake.

For more info, please read the original article by Vancouver Is Awesome: