Earthquakes

2 September, 2019

SoCal Quakes Underscore Local Risks of Seismic Devastation

By |2019-09-02T21:07:48+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Earthquakes, SDCAA|

-Appeared on San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

Southern California got hit by some monster quakes this summer, thankfully with no casualties and little destruction due to the remoteness of the epicenters’ sparsely populated desert location.

But what if the Ridgecrest temblors happened here?

San Diego’s Rose Canyon […]

12 April, 2019

Why Do Buildings Fail in an Earthquake?

By |2019-08-02T18:33:09+00:00April 12th, 2019|AACSC, Earthquakes|

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

There’s a saying in our industry, that earthquakes don’t kill people. Buildings do.

Yes, it is over-simplified, but the fact remains that earthquake threats to public safety are fundamentally linked to structural stability. People get injured in earthquakes because a […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 May, 2018

BizFed, Optimum Seismic to Host Earthquake Seminar for Business Leaders

By |2018-05-27T06:03:08+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Biz Fed, Earthquakes, Optimum Seismic|

The May 30 Event is Part of an Ongoing Series Addressing Projected Earthquake Risks, Social and Economic Impacts, and Recommended Steps to Protect Our Communities.

When buildings crumble – when they are red-tagged due to damage from an earthquake – small businesses suffer, setting off […]

10 October, 2017

Building Owners Move Forward With Retrofits Even When Not Required By Law

By |2018-01-12T00:10:14+00:00October 10th, 2017|Earthquakes, Seismic Retrofit|

Earthquakes don’t heed the legislative boundaries that define a city’s limits.

That’s why, many property owners not bound by any safety ordinance are taking action and having their buildings retrofitted anyway – not because of […]

5 September, 2017

Earthquake Retrofits and Insurance: Your Best Defense Against the “Big One”

By |2018-01-04T18:20:28+00:00September 5th, 2017|Earthquake Insurance, Earthquake Retrofit Benefits, Earthquake Retrofits, Earthquakes|

News accounts of the Northridge earthquake of 1994 presented shocking images of the widespread destruction, the loss of life, and the injuries suffered from the 6.7 magnitude blind-reverse-thrust quake, which produced the largest ground motions ever recorded in an urban environment in the U.S.

Fifty-seven people were killed; more than 40,000 […]

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 […]