earthquake preparedness

2 September, 2019

Don’t Be Blind to Your Building’s Vulnerabilities – Become Disaster Resilient

By |2019-09-02T21:14:25+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Buildings Vulnerabilities, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits|

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

Nobody knows where or when the next major earthquake or disaster will strike. While there is clear evidence about the types of buildings likely to suffer damage from seismic shaking, it’s always best to assess your risks by having […]

2 September, 2019

FEMA Tips for National Preparedness Month

By |2019-09-02T20:52:48+00:00September 2nd, 2019|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Safety, Optimum Seismic, Seismic Resilience|

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

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency messages to help people protect themselves and their businesses against earthquakes.

To help apartment owners get ready for a seismic emergency, FEMA has set up a special QuakeSmart […]

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 […]

26 March, 2019

Major Earthquake Rocked California’s Inyo County Killing 27 People On March 26, 1872

By |2019-03-26T03:51:51+00:00March 26th, 2019|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit|

Nearly 150 years ago, an earthquake estimated at 7.8 magnitude struck California’s Inyo County in the Owens Valley killing 27 people in 1872.

The quake struck at 2:30 a.m. while most people in the sparcely populated area were sleeping. […]

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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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 […]

8 January, 2019

What Can San Diego Learn from the Anchorage Earthquake?

By |2019-03-15T22:40:43+00:00January 8th, 2019|CalRHA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

-Appeared on Southern California Rental Housing Association.

“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 there show Vine Road near Wasilla fractured and […]

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 […]

5 September, 2018

Philippines Building a ‘Quake-proof’ City

By |2019-03-15T22:13:21+00:00September 5th, 2018|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquakes|

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

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 […]

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 […]