earthquake damage

1 March, 2023

Marking the 90th anniversary of the Long Beach Earthquake

By |2023-03-17T16:21:53+00:00March 1st, 2023|AACSC, earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness|

There are few remaining survivors of the infamous 1933 Long Beach Earthquake, but Poly High School remains a storied reminder of that tragedy: the timing of which – at 5:56 p.m. – saved the lives of hundreds if not thousands of children because classes were not in session.

This month marks […]

24 January, 2023

Major quake may dwarf recent billion-dollar storm damage

By |2023-01-24T21:45:00+00:00January 24th, 2023|earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience|

Three weeks of nearly nonstop rain in California dropped an estimated 32 trillion gallons of water on California, as nine atmospheric rivers barraged the state with record-breaking rainfall.[1] The steady stream of storms helped replenish reservoirs and built a snowpack 226% above normal for this time of year. […]

5 April, 2022

Will the Big One increase homelessness?

By |2022-06-15T13:05:19+00:00April 5th, 2022|AACSC, earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Threats|

How would a major earthquake impact California’s growing homeless population?

In 2019, the number of people in the state without homes grew by more than 21,300 people, or 16.4% — more than all other states in the nation combined — the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.  It rose […]

4 December, 2021

Should San Diego’s hazard report include earthquakes?

By |2021-12-08T16:23:22+00:00December 4th, 2021|earthquake damage, Earthquake Retrofits, SDCAA|

City of San Diego officials are getting serious about resilience, and they’re turning to the community for feedback on what that means.

In 2020, the city completed a Climate Change Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, which has served as the foundation for a new plan – Climate Resilient SD – to ensure that […]

2 November, 2021

Earthquake Odds Don’t Favor San Diego

By |2021-11-03T03:58:32+00:00November 2nd, 2021|earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, SDCAA|

Increasing density of urban areas and climate change are leaving many communities more vulnerable than ever to earthquakes, fire, flood, and hurricanes.

In 2020, the United States experienced a record-breaking level of disasters leaving a billion dollars or more in damages, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. The costliest […]

1 January, 2021

After 50 Years, San Fernando Quake Still Provides Lessons

By |2021-02-02T23:30:13+00:00January 1st, 2021|AAGLA, earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Half a century ago – on Feb. 9, 1971 – a 6.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the San Fernando Valley, killing 65, injuring 2,500, and causing $505 million in damage ($3.2 billion in today’s dollars).

Forty-seven people perished at one site alone when the San Fernando Veteran’s Hospital crumbled into a heap of […]

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

Megaquake Now 100 Times More Likely in SoCal

By |2020-10-01T18:09:43+00:00September 1st, 2020|earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, Earthquakes|

Brace yourself.

The odds of a cataclysmic 7.0 earthquake erupting along the deadly San Andreas fault have shot up dramatically – to just 1-in-5 in the next 30 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

New information released by the USGS and others reveals that recent swarms of earthquakes near the Salton […]

1 March, 2020

Do you know the risks you face from earthquake damage?

By |2020-06-18T01:01:51+00:00March 1st, 2020|earthquake damage, earthquake preparedness, SDCAA|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

San Diego is earthquake country.

The region’s mountains and many of its valleys were formed by the San Andreas fault system— the tectonic boundary between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, which run to the east of the […]