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Optimum Seismic, Inc – November 2020 Newsletter

We were honored last month to join in an important press conference with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma and other key government and business leaders to stress the need for earthquake resilience for our businesses and communities.

We announced The Resilience Advantage — a series of 12 webinars for businesses on the economic and social benefits of preparing our built environment to withstand a major earthquake.

Your participation is strongly encouraged, and it’s complimentary. Click here for more information or to register for our next webinar in the series on Nov. 18.  Ali Sahabi, GEC Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Sign Up for First Quake Resilience Webinar on Nov. 18
Business and governments leaders address the media on the importance of earthquake resilience.

Sign Up for First Quake Resilience Webinar on Nov. 18

Don’t miss the new “Resilience Advantage” webinar where experts show why investing in resilience makes good economic sense.

We’re seeing the severe economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Imagine how much worse it could be if a major earthquake hit California’s urban areas.

The toll of deaths and injuries could be staggering. Collapsed buildings and infrastructure could take years – to fully replace. Much of our housing could be destroyed. Many businesses would never reopen.

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UCLA Professor Tells Cities to Prioritize Resiliency

UCLA Professor Tells Cities to Prioritize Resiliency

Cities need to prioritize building resiliency, UCLA professor Scott Brandenberg tells Smart Cities. “Resilience is about being ready so that you can recover quickly without significant disruption to society,” he says.
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Strong Quake Devastates Turkish Coast, Greek Island of Samos

Strong Quake Devastates Turkish Coast, Greek Island of Samos

A strong quake struck the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos last week, killing more than 60 and injuring over 700 others amid more than 10 collapsed buildings and other destruction
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Fault Near Portland, Oregon, Could Trigger Major Earthquake

Fault Near Portland, Oregon, Could Trigger Major Earthquake

A fault near Portland, Oregon, has the capacity to produce an earthquake of up to magnitude 7.4, which would damage property and threaten lives, reports Live Science.
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Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.5 Quake Rattles Alaskan Peninsula

Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.5 Quake Rattles Alaskan Peninsula

A tsunami advisory was issued for parts of the Alaskan coastline Monday afternoon after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region.
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No reported earthquake injuries to US military personnel in Izmir, Turkey

No reported earthquake injuries to US military personnel in Izmir, Turkey

Officials tell Military Times there were no reported injuries to the roughly 100 U.S. military personnel stationed in Izmir, Turkey.
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Earthquakes hit Imperial Valley in California

Earthquakes hit Imperial Valley in California

A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes, including one measured at magnitude 4.9, hit near the Imperial Valley in California last month.
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“Fix the Bricks” program cuts quake damage

“Fix the Bricks” program cuts quake damage

The Utah State Historic Preservation Office says homes retrofitted by Salt Lake City’s “Fix the Bricks” program had no visual damage in quake.
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Groceries, Hygiene Products Given to Those Who Need Them

Groceries, Hygiene Products Given to Those Who Need Them

Optimum Seismic teamed up with Cal State LA and YMCA-LA to feed families hit by illness or job loss caused by COVID-19.
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Optimum Seismic Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Several Earthquake Retrofit and Resilience Webinars will be held in the coming months by Optimum Seismic to protect the health and safety of our communities. Check out the Optimum Seismic website for more details
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