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 […]

8 October, 2018

Governor Vetoes Bill to Assess State’s Quake Risks: Potentially Vulnerable Buildings

By |2018-11-01T18:20:05+00:00October 8th, 2018|Seismic Waves|

October 2018 Newsletter.

Gov. Brown this month struck down new legislation that would have helped cities identify seismically vulnerable buildings in their communities. The veto came despite Assembly Bill 2681‘s broad bipartisan support from […]

7 September, 2018

SRI Urges California Governor to Sign Earthquake Resiliency Bill AB 2681 into Law

By |2018-09-07T23:14:29+00:00September 7th, 2018|Seismic Waves|

September 2018 Newsletter.

California cities are feeling encouraged by the news that the city of Berkeley received federal and state funding to help pay the costs to retrofit privately-owned buildings determined to be vulnerable […]

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