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1 August, 2019

SoCal Quakes Remind us of Risks of Seismic Devastation

By |2019-08-01T23:25:55+00:00August 1st, 2019|AACSC, Optimum Seismic|

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

Southern California got hit by some monster quakes last month, thankfully with no casualties and little destruction due to the remoteness of the epicenters’ sparsely populated desert location.

The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude temblors may have occurred in Ridgecrest, but they […]

10 July, 2019

Turn to Science, Not Social Media, for Answers on Earthquake Stability

By |2019-08-01T23:33:09+00:00July 10th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofit, FAQ, Seismic Engineering, Seismic Retrofit|

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

I recently ran across the following question from a Los Angeles woman on Yelp:

Q: Is there a way to know how safe your apartment building is in case of an earthquake?

One respondent stated that if her apartment is […]

5 July, 2019

Alaska Learned from its Mega-Quake. Will We?

By |2019-08-01T23:31:32+00:00July 5th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofit|

-Appeared on Apartment Association Greater Los Angeles  (AAGLA).

It’s been more than six months since a massive 9.2-magnitude quake shook Southeastern Alaska, and while some businesses are still trying to get their lives back to normal the overwhelming majority of communities there seem to have withstood the […]

12 April, 2019

Why Do Buildings Fail in an Earthquake?

By |2019-08-02T18:33:09+00:00April 12th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquakes|

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

There’s a saying in our industry, that earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do.

Yes, it is over-simplified, but the fact remains that earthquake threats to public safety are fundamentally linked to structural stability. People get injured in earthquakes because a […]

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.

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25 February, 2019

Researchers Cite Cost Benefits to Earthquake Retrofits

By |2019-03-15T23:40:43+00:00February 25th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Retrofits Cost|

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

Southern California recently observed the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake — a 6.7- magnitude blind-reverse thrust that in 1994 caused $67 billion in widespread damage.

It was deemed, and still remains, one of the nation’s […]

10 January, 2019

Long Beach: Home to Southern California’s Deadliest Quake

By |2019-03-15T23:36:17+00:00January 10th, 2019|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

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

California’s devastating wildfires and the recent quake in Alaska may distract us from our own vulnerability to natural disaster.

But did you know that Southern California’s deadliest earthquake occurred right here in the Apartment Association of […]

10 December, 2018

Recovery in the Aftermath of Disaster: Why Preparation is the Best Option

By |2019-03-15T22:25:47+00:00December 10th, 2018|AACSC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

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

California just experienced its deadliest and most destructive wildfire, ever. Nearly 14,000 homes, 530 commercial structures and 4,300 other buildings were destroyed in November when the Cal Fire ravaged the Butte County landscape, incinerating entire communities like […]