earthquake preparedness

8 January, 2019

Long Beach: Home to Southern California’s Deadliest Quake

By |2019-01-08T00:50:22+00:00January 8th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

The front wall of John Muir School on Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, following the 1933 quake. (Credit: USGS) 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 California [...]

8 January, 2019

What Can San Diego Learn from the Anchorage Earthquake?

By |2019-01-08T00:15:21+00:00January 8th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

Minimal damage in the Anchorage earthquake is attributed to action taken to upgrade building codes after the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. (Credit: USGS) “Here’s who to thank that we all survived the quake on Friday,” a headline in the Anchorage Daily News recently read. Striking images from the Nov. 30 earthquake [...]

11 December, 2018

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

By |2018-12-12T20:04:54+00:00December 11th, 2018|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection|

The entire community of Paradise was lost in the Camp Fire. (Credit: Cal Fire) 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 the [...]

5 September, 2018

Philippines Building a ‘Quake-proof’ City

By |2018-09-27T18:34:20+00:00September 5th, 2018|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquakes|

The Philippines is all too familiar with natural disasters: deadly tropical storms and typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Located along the Pacific’s so-called “Ring of Fire,” where seismic activity and tropical storms hit with alarming regularity, the Philippines knows it cannot stop nature — so it is working to prepare for it through resiliency. The [...]

7 August, 2018

BizFed, Optimum Seismic to Host Workshop on Risks of Earthquakes on Small Businesses

By |2018-08-07T21:06:36+00:00August 7th, 2018|Biz Fed, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Workshop, Optimum Seismic|

When buildings crumble – when they are red-tagged due to damage from an earthquake – small businesses suffer, setting off residual waves of hardship that can devastate economies. The Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) has teamed up with Chairman's Circle member Optimum Seismic Inc. on an informative workshop, "Risks of Earthquakes to Small [...]

7 March, 2018

BizFed and Optimum Seismic Invite Local Government Leaders to Prepare for Inevitable Earthquakes

By |2018-03-19T16:28:12+00:00March 7th, 2018|Biz Fed, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Optimum Seismic|

BizFed (The Los Angeles County Business Federation) has teamed up with Optimum Seismic Inc. to educate local government officials about the issues facing their cities in case of catastrophic destruction from an earthquake. This seminar will feature public officials and building experts identifying the impending risk of a major earthquake hitting the Los Angeles [...]