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Optimum Seismic, Inc – October 2020 Newsletter

Choices We Make Today Can Make Us Heroes In A More Resilient Future

Optimum Seismic was recently the major sponsor of Los Angeles County Business Federation’s (Bizfed) Freshman Policymakers Virtual Reception. I spoke to a group of more than 200 people made up of state, county and local elected officials as well as business leaders about the importance of preparing for natural disasters such as earthquakes.

I told them the only way we can be heroes of our future is by the choices we make in the present, and urged attendees to make decisions now that will make our communities more resilient in the future. See our Freshman Policymaker video made for this event.

For the past three years Optimum Seismic has worked with key business and government organizations such as BizFed, the U.S. Resiliency Council and others to educate business owners about earthquake preparedness, seismic retrofitting and more resilient building design.

On October 28 we will launch a series of 12 free webinars for businesses called The Resilience Advantage. These webinars will show examples of how resilience makes our businesses and economy stronger. Check the Optimum Seismic website for information.

Optimum Seismic has completed more than 3,500 projects, including earthquake retrofits and renovations on multi-family and commercial buildings.

Ali Sahabi, GEC Principal, Optimum

Megaquake Now More Likely to Strike Southern California

Megaquake Now More Likely to Strike Southern California

Odds of a cataclysmic quake striking Southern California have shot up dramatically to 1-in-5 in the next 30 years, the U.S. Geological Survey says. New data from earthquake swarms led to this discovery.
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Recent Variations in Ground Shaking Detected in L.A. Area

Recent Variations in Ground Shaking Detected in L.A. Area

The 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence has revealed areas of the Los Angeles Basin where the amplification of shaking of high-rise buildings is greatest, according to a new report.
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Optimum Seismic's Commercial Retrofits And Renovations

Optimum Seismic’s Commercial Retrofits And Renovations

Optimum Seismic has done many commercial retrofits and building renovations over the years — from hotels and office buildings, to a former cathedral. Its experienced team completes projects On Time and On Budget!
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Salton Sea Area Hit With Another Swarm of 600 Earthquakes

Salton Sea Area Hit With Another Swarm of 600 Earthquakes

Another swarm of earthquakes has struck the Salton Sea area, this time delivering 600 temblors ranging in magnitude from 1.1 to 4.9. The trend for seismic swarms has some seismologists concerned.
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Teetering Rocks Help Geologists Refine Their Earthquake Studies

Teetering Rocks Help Geologists Refine Their Earthquake Studies

A precariously perched rock in Southern California is helping geologists better understand the history and magnitudes of earthquakes in the region, and the forces that may one day send boulder toppling to the street below.
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Historic Writings Provide Clues About 1855 Japan Earthquake

Historic Writings Provide Clues About 1855 Japan Earthquake

A Kabuki actor’s writings about the great Japanese quake of 1855 has provided clues about the size of the temblor, based on his account of the time between hearing rumblings and feeling the shake.
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San Diego County Prepares for Disasters of All Kinds

San Diego County Prepares for Disasters of All Kinds

San Diego County is bracing against disaster of all kinds, with a budget proposaothat calls for funding for COVID-19 and a pilot program for an earthquake warning system.
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COVID-19 Not the First Crisis to Strike Long Beach Schools

COVID-19 Not the First Crisis to Strike Long Beach Schools

Public education has been dramatically reinvented since COVID-19. But this isn’t the first time Long Beach schools have been disrupted by crisis. The earthquake of 1933 required outdoor classrooms in tents.
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Optimum Seismic Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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.
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