Earthquake Protection

14 November, 2017

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

By | 2018-01-12T00:08:41+00:00 November 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 does nothing to prevent these adversities from [...]

11 August, 2017

Two Quakes, Two Completely Different Outcomes

By | 2018-01-12T16:59:47+00:00 August 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 destruction resulting from this seismic activity [...]

12 June, 2017

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

By | 2018-01-12T17:35:00+00:00 June 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 Southern California, the junction [...]

29 March, 2017

A ‘New Frontier’ Launched For Earthquake Safety

By | 2018-01-20T01:07:43+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquakes|

Earthquakes are not selective about where and when they strike, and they are equally as indiscriminate on the types of buildings they can rattle to the ground. While it is true that some structures may be more prone to damage than others, the reality is that virtually all buildings have the capacity to fail [...]

1 March, 2017

California Cities Serious About Preparing Buildings For Earthquakes

By | 2018-01-22T18:00:01+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquakes|

Prompting ‘New Frontier’ for Earthquake Safety The Los Angeles Times recently proclaimed the start of a “New Frontier” for earthquake safety: a phenomenon kicked off by the city of Santa Monica, which this month is expected to adopt the most comprehensive seismic retrofit ordinance in the nation. Santa Monica’s law is much more comprehensive [...]

1 February, 2017

California Cities Serious About Preparing Buildings For Earthquakes

By | 2018-01-24T01:18:06+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

Just one year ago, the city of Los Angeles began to roll out its new earthquake retrofit laws, considered at the time to be the nation’s most comprehensive ordinances on the books. Today, many other cities are adopting ordinances of their own – some even more stringent than those adopted by L.A. What did [...]

17 January, 2017

Optimum Seismic Presents at Earthquake Safety Seminar at CALBO Educational Event

By | 2018-01-24T01:55:18+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Retrofits|

Earthquake safety, building retrofits and the growing need for cities to prepare for the next major quake were among the topics discussed during the presentation. Optimum Seismic, a leading seismic retrofit company for the Greater Los Angeles region, recently delivered an extensive presentation on earthquake safety and the need for structural retrofits to the [...]

1 November, 2016

Are You Ready? “The Big One” is Overdue

By | 2018-01-25T23:16:02+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Earthquake Protection, Earthquakes|

Insurance of Older Buildings Made Easier with Earthquake Retrofits Last fall marked a brief period of heightened anxiety for us here in Southern California, when scientists announced that a swarm of seismic activity at the Salton Sea dramatically increased the risk of a major quake along the San Andreas fault. Newspaper headlines and radio [...]

1 March, 2016

Dispelling the Myths about Earthquake Safety

By | 2018-01-29T23:17:23+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Earthquake Protection|

Earthquakes have baffled civilizations for thousands of years. What causes them? Can we predict them? What can we do to lessen their impact? Modern science and engineering have helped us to gain a better appreciation and understanding of our world’s mighty tectonic forces. We have come a long way in the study of seismology, but [...]