seismic waves

March 2020 Newsletter.

Ali SahabiPuerto Rico’s struggles with recovery following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in January underscore the importance of seismic resilience. FEMA estimates that thousands of Puerto Ricans are still living outdoors due to homes lost in the quake and a shortage of other housing options. This worries me, particularly when I think of the concentrations of vulnerable structures in California’s major cities and the housing challenges we already face here. Resilience in our communities can only begin by making our existing housing stock safe for the people who live there. Contact us today to learn more.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Quake Threat Prompts Order to Drain California Reservoir

Quake Threat Prompts Order to Drain California Reservoir

In a record-breaking dry February, regulators ordered a California reservoir drained over concern that the dam could collapse in a quake.
Read More >>

San Diego's Rose Canyon Fault Is Active

San Diego’s Rose Canyon Fault Is Active

A new landmark study shows just how a fault running through the heart of San Diego poses a much more serious threat than believed a generation ago.
Read More >>

Four Easy Steps To Safeguard Businesses With Resilience

Four Easy Steps To Safeguard Businesses With Resilience

There are many things a business owner can to do to guard against disaster. Here are four easy steps you can take to fortify operations and protect your bottom line. These strategies apply to any business, large or small.
Read More >>

San Francisco Voters Choose Resiliency

San Francisco Voters Choose Resiliency

A bond measure (Proposition B) allowing funding for seismic upgrades to the city’s public-safety infrastructures was easily passed by voters, recently.
Read More >>

Study Investigates Quake Trauma Impacts on the Brain

Study Investigates Quake Trauma Impacts on the Brain

Survivors of devastating earthquakes may have brain changes similar to those who experienced the World Trade Center attacks, New Zealand researchers believe. A study is being launched to determine how brains react to this type of trauma.
Read More >>

Retrofit Work at Pompeii Reopens Closed Exhibits

Retrofit Work at Pompeii Reopens Closed Exhibits

Restoration work at Pompeii means visitors can now visit areas shut to visitors in 1980 after suffering damage in an earthquake. It’s all part of The Pompeii project, which launched in 2014 with the aim of safeguarding the ancient city.
Read More

Experts Lay Out Impacts of Seattle's Next 'Big One'

Experts Lay Out Impacts of Seattle’s Next ‘Big One’

Earthquake experts say current building codes don’t reflect the riskiest features of the Seattle area’s geology, but the outlook for survivability looks better if the Really Big One can just hold off a few more years.
Read More

The Top Five Devastating Quakes in the U.S. History

The Top Five Devastating Quakes in the U.S. History

The U.S. Geological Survey has warned that there is a 70% probability of a major quake striking the Bay Area before 2030. In the meantime, here are the nation’s top five devastating earthquakes to date.
Read More

Optimum Seismic Participates in Orange County Workshop

Optimum Seismic Participates in Orange County Workshop

Members of leading commercial property and apartment housing associations joined Optimum Seismic in an Orange County workshop to address the benefits of quake-resilience.
Read More

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.
See All Events>>