earthquake preparedness

2 April, 2023

Be prepared for the earthquake beast!

By |2023-04-26T16:59:34+00:00April 2nd, 2023|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, SDCAA|

Before the massive earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, many Californians felt confident that they knew enough about earthquakes. But after 50,000 people died in these quakes, many people are asking a straight forward question: “Can similar earthquakes happen in San Diego or other areas of California?”

Experts offer a short answer. […]

1 April, 2023

Earthquake disaster shows importance of L.A.’s nonductile concrete retrofit law

By |2023-04-26T17:06:38+00:00April 1st, 2023|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings, Non-Ductile Concrete Buildings Retrofit|

We were all shaken by reports of February’s earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria.  Nearly 50,000 were confirmed dead, and at least 164,000 buildings collapsed or were so badly damaged they need to be demolished. From the comfort of our homes, it’s easy to think we are immune to such […]

4 March, 2023

How much do you know about earthquakes?

By |2023-03-17T17:49:45+00:00March 4th, 2023|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience, SDCAA|

Californians are all too familiar with earthquakes. But how much do we really know about the risks they present to us? Understanding these threats is important, particularly when buildings are essential to your livelihood. Wonder how much you really know? Try taking this little quiz, for starters.

  1. What is the most […]
3 March, 2023

Is L.A. Ready for a $250 billion earthquake disaster?

By |2023-03-17T17:36:50+00:00March 3rd, 2023|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience, Seismic Resilience, Seismic Retrofit|

Los Angeles County suffered more than $100 million in damage to public property from the barrage of fierce atmospheric river storms that battered the state in early 2023. Costs associated with that damage include debris removal, road and bridge repair and flood damage to buildings – including a sink hole […]

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 […]

22 February, 2023

Optimum Seismic Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Summit for California Special Districts Association Feb. 24

By |2023-02-27T18:24:45+00:00February 22nd, 2023|Buildings Resilience, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience|

Optimum Seismic, Inc. will be a major sponsor of the California Special Districts Association’s Emergency Preparedness Summit 2023. The virtual summit is a professional development program presented by the USC Price EXED Forum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, chair of the Assembly […]

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. […]

10 October, 2022

Earthquakes hit California daily — act now to be resilient.

By |2023-01-04T22:50:26+00:00October 10th, 2022|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

This month, an estimated 18 million Americans will take part in the Great ShakeOut, a national safety drill designed to heighten awareness of the many ways to prepare for a major earthquake.

The month will be filled with messages about earthquake risk and personal safety, culminating with the annual drill, which […]

24 August, 2022

L.A. is No. 1 for earthquake risk: Are we doing enough?

By |2023-01-11T00:29:55+00:00August 24th, 2022|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

What’s the riskiest place in the U.S. for a natural disaster? It’s right here in Los Angeles County, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA’s National Risk Index puts L.A. County atop the list for earthquake hazard, and in the top 90th percentile for wildfire risk.[i] The index, […]