Seismic Waves

11 June, 2019

How Politics and Culture Determine Building Safety Codes

By |2019-06-11T21:26:03+00:00June 11th, 2019|Seismic Waves|

June 2019 Newsletter.

A recent magnitude 8 earthquake in Peru caused little damage, while another several years ago killed hundreds and damaged tens of thousands of structures. Why is it that quakes of the same magnitude can […]

6 April, 2019

West Hollywood May Help Landlords with Retrofit Costs

By |2019-04-09T14:49:40+00:00April 6th, 2019|Seismic Waves|

April 2019 Newsletter.

“Did someone forget to pay the earthquake bill?” That was the question posed in the title of a study by UCLA geophysicist David Jackson, who warned that an uncommon absence of major earthquakes in […]

6 December, 2018

Seismic retrofits: It’s what you don’t know that can hurt you

By |2018-12-06T21:04:04+00:00December 6th, 2018|Seismic Waves|

December 2018 Newsletter.

Drop, cover and hold on. If you remember anything about earthquakes, make it this. I found reports of last week’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Anchorage alarming due to the countless descriptions I […]

1 November, 2018

Studies Show Many Cost Benefits To Seismic Retrofits

By |2018-11-01T22:17:13+00:00November 1st, 2018|Seismic Waves|

November 2018 Newsletter.

More than 60 million people participated last month in the 10th annual Great ShakeOut, a global drill that originated here in earthquake-prone California. It’s a great opportunity for people to check […]