seismic waves

July 2019 Newsletter.

Ali Sahabi This month’s earthquakes near Ridgecrest have prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency for the small, desert community. These temblors, the largest to hit the state in the past 20 years, serve as a wake-up call to Californians that we must do more to make our communities more resilient against extreme seismic shaking. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your retrofit needs and how to best protect your assets.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Governor Says Fed to Help with Earthquake Aid

Governor Says Fed to Help with Earthquake Aid

After touring the damage from California’s recent earthquakes, Gov. Newsom said the Trump Administration has pledged to provide federal aid to help in reconstruction of the Ridgecrest communities.
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Anxiety High as Scientists Say Another Big One May Come

Anxiety High as Scientists Say Another Big One May Come

The seismic one-two combo that hit Southern California this month left residents unnerved and scientists saying another major quake may be looming.
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Early Warning System Expanding Across SoCal

Early Warning System Expanding Across SoCal

When an earthquake strikes, seconds of warning can save lives. That’s why the United States Geological Survey has been working with partners to expand the early warning system throughout Southern California.
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Washington Schools at 'High Risk' in Major Earthquake

Washington Schools at ‘High Risk’ in Major Earthquake

The Washington Department of Natural Resources recently sent notices to school administrators that as many as 222 school buildings are at high risk of collapsing and killing students in a major earthquake.
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Spate of Major Quakes Means More Are On the Way

Spate of Major Quakes Means More Are On the Way

Several earthquakes have hit in the so-called “Ring of Fire,” including a 7.3 in Chile and the 6.4 and 7.1 in California. Many think this is a sign that “The Big One” will strike soon.
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Man Describes Ride at Disneyland During 7.1 Quake

Man Describes Ride at Disneyland During 7.1 Quake

Dan Martinez was riding on Space Mountain at Disneyland when the 7.1-magnitude quake struck Ridgecrest. At first, he thought the shaking was someone shifting in their seats.”
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200,000 Flee to High Ground Following Recent Earthquake

200,000 Flee to High Ground Following Recent Earthquake

More than 200,000 terrified people fled to higher ground fearing a major tsunami after Indonesia was hit by a major earthquake. There were no reports of casualties or injuries.
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Is Seattle Ready for an Earthquake?

Is Seattle Ready for an Earthquake?

The recent earthquakes in California, are a wake up call for Washington State to reevaluates its protocols. This quake serves as a reminder of its not a matter of if, but when it will hit.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Join us and our partner associations for a free educational workshop about retrofits and resiliency. Our next event, in partnership with the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, is scheduled for July 16. Click below for details or to find other events.
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