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.
4 January, 2019

Himalayan earthquake ready to go

By |2019-01-04T18:18:52+00:00January 4th, 2019|Related News|

According to a new study published in Nature Communications, the Himalayan fault that caused the 2015 earthquake in Nepal is ready for another shift. Nepal will once again be affected by the earthquake. The results concluded that if all the energy is released at the same time it could power an earthquake with a magnitude [...]

4 January, 2019

Website claims to be able to predict earthquakes

By |2019-01-04T18:16:45+00:00January 4th, 2019|Related News|

Since Anchorage Alaska was hit with an earthquake, there has been a link to a website on social media that claims to be able to predict when earthquakes will happen. Scientist all agree this is not true. Luke Holmquist owns the website and uses his own research of 13 years to predict them. Seismologist Natalia [...]

3 January, 2019

29 Portland schools at risk during an earthquake

By |2019-01-03T19:25:24+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Related News|

There are 29 schools in the Portland district that are at risk of collapsing during a major earthquake. The 29 schools are unreinforced masonry buildings, which are known to be one of the most dangerous buildings during an earthquake. In October, the Portland City Council passed an ordinance saying all URM building owners must notify [...]

3 January, 2019

An earthquake shook southwestern Japan

By |2019-01-03T19:13:30+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Related News|

On Thursday Japan was rattled by 5.0-magnitude earthquake near the Fukuoka, Nagasaki, and Kumamoto areas. The two nuclear plants have been confirmed as operating regularly. For more info, please read the original article by Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/earthquake-rattles-southwest-japan-no-damage-reported/2019/01/03/74d37a3a-0f3b-11e9-8f0c-6f878a26288a_story.html

2 January, 2019

Nuclear test triggers earthquake

By |2019-01-02T19:53:19+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Related News|

On September 2017 North Korea had it sixth nuclear test that was so powerful, it is still causing earthquakes more than a year later. That nuclear test was North Korea’s most powerful to date. The initial blast caused a 6.3-magnitude tremor. For more info, please read the original article by CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/01/asia/north-korea-earthquake-intl/index.html [...]

2 January, 2019

ShakeAlert LA app is live

By |2019-01-02T18:56:54+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Related News|

Recently available ShakeAlert LA is live. The app is design to give LA County residents a few seconds of warning before the shaking occurs. Once downloaded, the app doesn’t need to be open but must set up phone’s location services to “always on.” The early warning function only works in LA county. For more info, [...]

28 December, 2018

A massive 5.8-magnitude quake hit Indonesia

By |2018-12-28T20:42:18+00:00December 28th, 2018|Related News|

The Indonesian of West Papua was hit by a massive 5.8-magnitude earthquake. Days after the Anak Krakatau volcano set off a tsunami. The quake took place around 3:03 am local time. Luckily this earthquake was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami. For more info, please read the original article by Express Co: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1064407/indonesia-earthquake-latest-west-papua-anak-krakatau-volcano-red-alert-eruption-warning [...]

27 December, 2018

Two earthquakes rattled Venezuela

By |2018-12-27T19:11:24+00:00December 27th, 2018|Related News|

At 5 a.m. near San Diego, Venezuela felt a 5.5-magnitude earthquake. Another quake was felt 25 mins later, with a magnitude of 5.0. So far, no reports of injuries or damages from the earthquake. For more info, please read the original article by Channel3000: https://www.channel3000.com/weather/magnitude-56-earthquake-hits-venezuela/953146175

27 December, 2018

Another earthquake felt near Anchorage

By |2018-12-27T18:59:13+00:00December 27th, 2018|Related News|

The earthquake happened at 5:21 a.m. Alaskan time registered as a 4.9 and the USGS is saying it is an aftershock. Since this earthquake was much closer to the city of Anchorage it felt stronger. For more info, please read the original article by KTUU: https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/50-magnitude-earthquake-felt-near-Anchorage-on-Wednesday-USGS-shows-503554641.html

26 December, 2018

Oakland passes seismic retrofit ordinance

By |2018-12-26T19:15:24+00:00December 26th, 2018|Related News|

On Friday Oakland City Council passed an ordinance that will require property owners to seismic retrofit their soft-story apartment buildings. The city law applies to certain types of old wood frame buildings. In the coming months city will send notices of a time frame of when the work will have to be done. For more [...]