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January 2020 Newsletter.

Ali SahabiCalifornia last year experienced two of the largest earthquakes to strike the state in 20 years and saw its deadliest and most destructive wildfire in history. These were jarring reminders of how vulnerable we are and how important it is to prepare for disaster. The U.S. Geological Survey just released its latest hazard risk map, showing a heightened danger in several parts of California, and wildfires are becoming more frequent and fierce. Let’s resolve to make 2020 safer for us all.

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Ali Sahabi, GEC Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

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Optimum Seismic Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Optimum Seismic has several events planned in the near future with our partner associations to assist members in gaining important information about seismic regulations and how they apply to various building types. Click below to find an event near you.
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