Earthquake Safety

1 July, 2020

Long Beach is Proactive About Earthquake Safety. Are you?

By |2020-07-01T23:52:00+00:00July 1st, 2020|AACSC, Earthquake Safety|

Did you know that Long Beach was the testing ground for California’s recently unveiled ShakeAlert early warning system for earthquakes?

Beginning in 2014, the city did beta testing on the application until it was deemed effective enough to roll out to the rest of Los Angeles County and eventually, the state.

It […]

3 June, 2020

Seismic Retrofits Make Good Business Sense. Here’s Why

By |2020-06-18T00:05:16+00:00June 3rd, 2020|AACSC, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquake Safety, Seismic Retrofit, seismic retrofit safety|

Saving lives is the ultimate concern when preparing for an earthquake, but building retrofits bring so many cost benefits that they make good business sense as well. 

Retrofits enhance a building’s value by extending its longevity and making it safer for the people who occupy it. But there are […]

1 June, 2020

Online Maps Help Owners Assess Earthquake Risks to their Buildings

By |2020-06-18T00:13:44+00:00June 1st, 2020|AAGLA, earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Safety|

Imagine you’re back in 2018, but with knowledge of the COVID-19 pandemic. What investment in readiness would you have made?

Now translate that to earthquakes and the opportunities you have now to guard against adversity:

  • What steps would you take to saves lives and shield yourself against liability?
  • What would you […]
1 April, 2020

A History of Earthquake Safety: California’s 100-year Learning Curve

By |2020-06-18T00:44:56+00:00April 1st, 2020|earthquake preparedness, Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Resilience, Earthquake Safety|

California had a reputation for earthquakes long before the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, yet the state’s legacy of taking action to prepare for them has been mostly a spotty pattern of starts and stops as lawmakers respond from one disaster to the next.

The state’s first “Great San Francisco […]

4 March, 2020

Does your apartment complex pass this earthquake safety test?

By |2020-06-18T00:48:36+00:00March 4th, 2020|AAOC, Earthquake Safety|

How vulnerable is your apartment to earthquake damage? Is it located near a fault, landslide or liquefaction zone?

The United States Geological Survey has published an interactive map online, (https://maps.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/EQZApp/app/) enabling the public to search by property address to determine the earthquake risks associated with specific land […]

3 January, 2020

Why San Diego Needs More than Just Early Warnings for Earthquakes

By |2020-06-18T19:46:59+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Earthquake Protection, Earthquake Safety, SDCAA|

California recently rolled out its early warning system throughout the state, including in San Diego.

The so-called ShakeAlert warnings are being pushed through two delivery systems: a cell phone app called MyShake and the same wireless notification system that issues Amber Alerts.

This is great news. The early warning system operates on […]

2 September, 2019

FEMA Tips for National Preparedness Month

By |2020-06-24T01:17:23+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 […]

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. […]