Earthquake Protection

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. […]

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 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 […]

20 February, 2018

Lesson from Taiwan: Structures only as Safe as the Retrofit Engineering Behind Them

By |2018-02-20T23:06:39+00:00February 20th, 2018|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, seismic retrofit safety|

Most survivors of the damage from last month’s 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan were in the upper floors of the buildings that tilted and caved in with lethal results.

Throughout the days following the Feb. 6 temblor, hundreds of people climbed out of toppled buildings – making their way to the outside […]

14 November, 2017

Why Insurance Alone Won’t Protect You in a Major Earthquake

By |2018-01-12T00:08:41+00:00November 14th, 2017|Earthquake Protection|

Nobody should ever be caught without insurance. It’s an essential tool to guard against excessive risk associated with our automobiles, our property, our health, even our lives.

But it’s important to note that while insurance may help to cushion the blow of an accident or worse, it […]

11 August, 2017

Two Quakes, Two Completely Different Outcomes

By |2018-01-12T16:59:47+00:00August 11th, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

Building practices in Chile and Nepal underscore the importance of retrofits to withstand seismic activity

Every month of every year, an average of as many as 10 major quakes between a magnitude 6.0 and 6.9 strike somewhere on our planet, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The level of […]

12 June, 2017

L.A. County Tops List of California Regions Most Prone to Earthquake Damage

By |2018-01-12T17:35:00+00:00June 12th, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquakes, Seismic Retrofit|

Anyone who lives in California knows that our state’s calamitous reputation for earthquakes is fueled by the intricate web of volatile fault lines that crisscross our landscape.

The closer you are to the convergence of two tectonic plates, the more likely you are to be impacted by seismic activity. Here in […]

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