1 July, 2021

Thoughts of Earthquake Hazards Rise As COVID Slows

By |2021-07-14T17:12:08+00:00July 1st, 2021|AAGLA, Earthquake Resilience|

Nearly everyone has experienced some of the widespread economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic — business closures, loss of income, unemployment, working remotely, or unavailability of services we have come to depend on.

And many of us know someone who has been personally impacted by illness or death.

COVID-19 raged into our […]

28 June, 2021

Florida tragedy underscores threat of building vulnerabilities

By |2021-06-29T07:35:26+00:00June 28th, 2021|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Surfside, Florida. Not long ago, this beachfront community was known best for its eclectic restaurants, five-star Bal Harbour shopping, upscale hotels, and multi-story condominium buildings lining the sun-kissed sands of the Atlantic coast just north of Miami.

But on June 24, a wing of the 12-story Champlain Towers imploded – bringing […]

1 June, 2021

Will Your Building Survive the Next Big Earthquake?

By |2021-06-15T17:25:35+00:00June 1st, 2021|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

It’s been a difficult year for owners of rental income properties, with up to 20% of Southern California tenants behind on rent and many owing balances in the tens of thousands of dollars, according to various reports.

News coverage cites anonymous owners afraid to speak out on how policies put in […]

1 May, 2021

San Andreas and Puente Hills Faults Vie for Attention

By |2021-06-15T17:30:49+00:00May 1st, 2021|AAGLA, Earthquake Resilience|

Last winter, an alarming quake on the Puente Hills fault in the Los Angeles area had locals concerned with the potential death and destruction this previously underrated earthquake fault could bring.

Since then, the temporarily overshadowed San Andreas – like a fallen prizefighter – has become the center of attention as […]

23 April, 2021

Earthquake Concerns Prompt Federal Actions

By |2021-04-26T13:51:04+00:00April 23rd, 2021|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Retrofit|

First came a quake, lasting more than 6 terrifying minutes. Then came a tsunami, and after that a nuclear power plant meltdown that left a large section of island country uninhabitable a decade later.

A science fiction movie script.  No.  This was real life in Japan.

Japan’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake of March […]

3 April, 2021

Interactive USGS map lets you zoom in to see for yourself

By |2021-03-30T16:47:19+00:00April 3rd, 2021|AAOC, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

Interactive USGS map lets you zoom in to see for yourself

 

How vulnerable is your apartment to earthquake damage?

If it is located within a fault, landslide, or liquefaction zone, it may be at risk – and a combination of any of these could be disastrous.

Active earthquake faults in Orange […]

4 March, 2021

Earthquake Resilient Communities, One Building at a Time

By |2021-04-26T14:08:54+00:00March 4th, 2021|Earthquake Resilient Communities, SDCAA|

Ramona Town Hall, constructed in 1894, is undergoing a renovation that includes a seismic retrofit.

This iconic structure has stood its ground for 125 years, even rising back from the ashes of an arson fire that burned much of the building in the mid-1990s.

Residents of the town today are working to […]

14 February, 2021

Los Angeles County tops FEMA disaster risk list

By |2021-02-14T23:02:55+00:00February 14th, 2021|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience|

2021 FEMA Hazard Risk Map. (Red and orange represent highest risks.)

Is your neighborhood at high risk of suffering from an earthquake? If you live in or near Los Angeles County, you could face greater than risk all other counties in the nation.

A new online tool, […]

4 February, 2021

Benefits of Earthquake Resilient Communities Subject of New Webinar Series on Feb. 17

By |2021-04-26T14:17:09+00:00February 4th, 2021|Earthquake Resilient Communities, SDCAA|

The benefits of making buildings and communities more resilient to better withstand powerful earthquakes will be discussed during “The Resilience Advantage,” webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To register, visit optimumseismic.com/the-resilience-advantage/. There is no fee to sign in.

A coalition of leading business organizations […]

3 February, 2021

Benefits of Earthquake Resilient Communities Subject of New Webinar Series on Feb. 17

By |2021-04-26T14:19:52+00:00February 3rd, 2021|AAOC, Earthquake Resilience|

The benefits of making buildings and communities more resilient to better withstand powerful earthquakes will be discussed during “The Resilience Advantage,” webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

To register, visit optimumseismic.com/the-resilience-advantage/. There is no fee to sign in.

A coalition of leading business organizations […]

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