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December 2020 Newsletter

During the holiday season, our thoughts inevitably turn to family and friends, celebrations past and future, and the traditions we observe. These are good reasons to be grateful and reflect on how we can help others in these difficult times.
Let us all be a little kinder, give back to our communities, and help our neighbors.
Wishing you a happy and meaningful holiday season.

Ali Sahabi, GEC Principal, Optimum

Webinar To Share Seismic Resilience Success Stories
Webinar To Share Seismic Resilience Success Stories

Webinar To Share Seismic Resilience Success Stories

Join us Dec. 9 for the second in our webinar series, where experts in business, engineering and architecture share success stories in resilient design and earthquake retrofits. Learn tools to save lives, protect the economy, and preserve housing.
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Hospitals Can Coordinate to Save Lives After an Earthquake

Hospitals Can Coordinate to Save Lives After an Earthquake

When Luis Ceferino was a teenager in 2007, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake hit the central coast of Peru. During the aftermath, “we saw how hospitals lost all ability to function,” Ceferino said.
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California’s Quake Costs May Exceed COVID and Wildfires

California’s Quake Costs May Exceed COVID and Wildfires

California in 2020 saw natural disaster in COVID-19 and record-breaking fires that brought price tags in the tens of billions of dollars. Projections show a major quake could bring far greater costs for recovery, given the massive scope of destruction it could bring.
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Families Receive Hundreds of Turkeys For Thanksgiving

Families Receive Hundreds of Turkeys For Thanksgiving

Optimum Seismic sponsored Huntington Park Chamber’s Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Distribution. Local families received more than 300 turkeys.
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Could Yellowstone Quake Trigger a Volcanic Eruption?

Could Yellowstone Quake Trigger a Volcanic Eruption?

A 1959 earthquake in Yellowstone set off landslides and a tsunami that created a new lake. Researchers are now studying whether a repeat of that temblor could spark a volcanic eruption.
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Quake Soundwaves Providing Climate Change Clues

Quake Soundwaves Providing Climate Change Clues

Earthquake soundwaves in our seas are helping scientists determine ocean temperatures which have been steadily rising due to climate change, Scientific American reports.
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Ridgecrest Quake Shook Tall LA Buildings More Than Expected

Ridgecrest Quake Shook Tall LA Buildings More Than Expected

A network of over 500 sensors detected up to four times more shaking than expected during the July 6, 2019 magnitude-7.1 earthquake.
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Optimum Seismic Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Several Earthquake Retrofit sessions for apartment owners and monthly Resilience Advantage webinars are scheduled by Optimum Seismic to help protect our communities. Check the Optimum Seismic website for details.
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