Ali Sahabi, GEC

Ali Sahabi

About Ali Sahabi

Ali Sahabi has been a licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC) since 1993, and is a principal at Optimum Seismic, Inc. He has completed hundreds of seismic retrofitting and adaptive reuse projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California.
21 September, 2020

Optimum Seismic Says Puente Hills Earthquake a Grim Wakeup Call for Southern California

By |2020-09-21T20:07:25+00:00September 21st, 2020|Press Release|

LOS ANGELES — A 4.5 magnitude earthquake on the Puente Hills fault jolted much of Los Angeles and Orange counties Friday, raising concerns about the volatility of this seismic threat to Southern California.

Considered far more deadly than the infamous San Andreas, the Puente Hills thrust fault has the capacity to […]

15 September, 2020

Almost 100 Earthquakes Swarm Yellowstone In 24 hours

By |2020-09-15T18:02:54+00:00September 15th, 2020|Related News|

A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. Michael Poland, scientist-in-charge at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, told McClatchy News in an email the cluster of quakes “is on the large side in terms of […]

4 September, 2020

Cal State LA and Optimum Seismic Events Set to Help YMCA-LA Raise Funds, Volunteers

By |2020-09-04T18:22:42+00:00September 4th, 2020|Press Release|

LOS ANGELES, CA – As COVID-19 continues its tight grip on much of the nation, the deadly virus is taking a serious toll in Los Angeles County.

Weeks after the Los Angeles Times referred to the county’s predominately Latino southeast area as an “epicenter” of the virus’ impacts, people and businesses are […]

4 September, 2020

Simulations show, Tsunami could overwhelm Washington coast

By |2020-09-04T18:11:26+00:00September 4th, 2020|Related News|

he Washington Department of Natural Resources recently released simulations that show how a powerful tsunami would overwhelm the state’s coastal and shoreline communities if a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck along the Cascadia subduction zone.

For more info, please […]

4 September, 2020

Earthquake Warning System to Alert San Diego of Immediate Threats

By |2020-09-21T20:03:38+00:00September 4th, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

In the midst of a global pandemic, the County of San Diego is bracing itself against disaster of all kinds.

A $6.4 billion budget recommended for fiscal year 2020-21 had $100 million dedicated to testing, medical supplies, food distribution and other needs related to the COVID-19 health crisis, and  also called […]

3 September, 2020

Earthquake Resilient Buildings Protect People and Communities

By |2020-09-01T01:51:03+00:00September 3rd, 2020|AAOC, Earthquake Resilience|

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake last month in L.A. rippled well into Orange County, rousting people from their sleep in the wee hours of the morning.

It was a literal wake-up call. During months of barely detectable seismic activity, many had forgotten the threats earthquakes bring to our region.

The larger the quake, the […]

2 September, 2020

COVID-19 Not First Crisis to Disrupt Long Beach Schools

By |2020-09-01T01:35:30+00:00September 2nd, 2020|AACSC, earthquake damage|

But not in the midst of this global pandemic. Schools throughout the nation – even around the world – are doing things differently, teaching remotely, staggering schedules, social distancing and more to keep children and communities safe from the virus.

School campuses won’t be the same this fall. But this isn’t […]

1 September, 2020

Disaster Risks Drop When Communities Are Prepared

By |2020-09-01T20:48:03+00:00September 1st, 2020|Seismic Waves|

Optimum Seismic, Inc – September 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 is changing our lives in ways that are similar to an earthquake disaster, with deaths, hospitalizations, shuttered businesses and widespread unemployment. These impacts […]

1 September, 2020

Earthquake Hits Off Northern Chile

By |2020-09-01T18:20:05+00:00September 1st, 2020|Related News|

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of northern Chile. Officials said the earthquake caused damage and prompted some people to evacuate as a precaution An aftershock, which measured 6.3, followed within half an hour.

For more info, please read the original article by BNO News:
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