Optimum Seismic, Inc – May 2020 Newsletter
Famed seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones has called the COVID-19 pandemic one of “the great disasters of modern times.” (See her article below.) It’s heartening to see how communities are rallying to help others during this novel coronavirus outbreak. People are calling on legislators to do more to ensure that we are ready for the next crisis. My hope is that we learn from this experience and take action to be more resilient against ALL major threats to our way of life. Preparedness is always better than recovery.
Dr. Lucy Jones: Addresses COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the great disasters of modern times. Dr. Lucy Jones wrote an op-ed article about the situation recently for the Los Angeles Times.
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California’s 100-year Learning Curve for Seismic Safety
Earthquakes are pervasive in California, yet the state’s history of taking action to prepare for them has been mostly a spotty pattern of stops and starts as lawmakers react from one disaster to the next. Find out more in one of our latest articles.
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Tectonic Plate Movement May Warn of Major Quake
Researchers have discovered a strange back and forth movement in tectonic plates in the months leading up to major earthquakes: multiple strange reversals of ground motions. Could this discovery lead to better forecasting and preparedness?
Massive 9-Magnitude Quake ‘Imminent’ Off Coast of Japan
Government officials are warning that a devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake is imminent off the coast of Japan, and it could spark a 100-foot-high tsunami sweeping off the east coast of the island.
Education Our ‘Best Ally’ for Quake, Tsunami Resilience
Oregon State researchers expect a magnitude 9 earthquake to strike the state, which is about 32,000 times more potent than a M6 temblor. Education is considered the key to getting the state prepared, they said.
A new series of Earthquake Retrofit Webinars is being planned by Optimum Seismic out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our communities. Check out the Optimum Seismic website for more details.