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August 2019 Newsletter.

Ali Sahabi I was privileged last month to participate in a seismic resilience symposium featuring prominent engineers, architects and resilience experts from all over world. The event, hosted by the American Institute of Architects Oregon, drove home the idea that seismic resilience is not just a California problem. It’s a matter of global concern. If you missed this event, consider joining us at a Business Disaster Resilience Forum tomorrow. See the article below for more details or sign up here.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Business Disaster Resilience Forum This Wednesday

Business Disaster Resilience Forum This Wednesday

We are proud to participate in the Santa Monica Business Disaster Resilience Forum at 11:30 a.m. this Wednesday. Hear from city, county and business officials about what communities are doing to prepare themselves against natural disaster.
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Optimum Seismic Participates in AIA Symposium in Oregon

Optimum Seismic Participates in AIA Symposium in Oregon

Optimum Seismic Chief Operating Officer Ali Sahabi participated last month in the American Institute of Architects Oregon’s URM Seismic Resilience Symposium held at Portland State University.
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Long Beach Officials Urge Creation of Seismic Database

Long Beach Officials Urge Creation of Seismic Database

After the recent earthquakes in Ridgecrest, the city of Long Beach is working to establish a database of buildings at risk of failure or collapse in a major earthquake.
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Report: July Quakes Caused $200 Million in Damage

Report: July Quakes Caused $200 Million in Damage

The earthquakes that shook California in July caused $200 million in property damage, and 40% of those repairs will be paid by the property owners, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Indonesia 6.8 Quake Prompts Initial Fears of Tsunami

Indonesia 6.8 Quake Prompts Initial Fears of Tsunami

Indonesia’s coast was hit with a 6.8-magnitude quake Aug. 2, coming on the same day as an earthquake of the same magnitude in Chile. A tsunami was initially expected.
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6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Chile on Aug. 2

6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Chile on Aug. 2

A strong 6.8-magnitude temblor near Chile caused buildings to sway as far off as the capital, and rattled nerves in coastal areas. The quake was centered very shallow beneath the sea bed.
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July Quakes in Ridgecrest Trigger 80,000 Aftershocks

July Quakes in Ridgecrest Trigger 80,000 Aftershocks

Ridgecrest has experienced more than 80,000 aftershocks since being jolted by two mega-quakes in July, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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Could Ridgecrest Aftershocks Set Off a Big One in L.A.?

Could Ridgecrest Aftershocks Set Off a Big One in L.A.?

Ridgecest aftershocks are getting closer to bigger faults that can produce quakes of a magnitude of 7.0 or more, the Times reported. Should we worry?
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3 Tips to Getting the Most from Your Seismic Retrofit

3 Tips to Getting the Most from Your Seismic Retrofit

Many soft-story apartment owners put off their retrofits out of dread that they may encounter problems or lose valuable parking spaces when care isn’t given to design the best project for your needs. Here are three tips to getting the most from improving your building’s resilience.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Optimum Seismic has several events planned in the near future with our partner associations. If you can’t attend Wednesday’s business forum, please click on the link for other upcoming events.
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