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October 2019 Newsletter.

Ali SahabiLast week was an important week for Los Angeles County and the region. Why? On Thursday, Optimum Seismic joined the Southern California Association of Governments, BizFed, Los Angeles Economic Development, and the U.S. Resiliency Council announced an unprecedented partnership to push for more resilient communities throughout the region. The event unveiled a new whitepaper that makes the business case in favor of seismic resilience. I will share exciting details from the event in our next newsletter. In the meantime, be sure to attend one in a series of high-profile seminars this fall in San Fernando Valley and Pasadena. Don’t forget to participate in the Great ShakeOut Oct. 17.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Unprecedented Partnership to be Announced Thursday

Unprecedented Partnership to be Announced Thursday

Optimum Seismic will join leaders in government, business and seismic resiliency on Thursday to unveil an innovative partnership to create a safer Los Angeles County. The official announcement, to be made at the offices of the Southern California Association of Governments, also kicks off the release of a new whitepaper coauthored by Optimum Seismic Chief Operating Officer Ali Sahabi, a longtime advocate for resilient communities. The paper documents the economic benefits of earthquake-resistant buildings.
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The Great Shake Out will be Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Great Shake Out will be Thursday, October 17, 2019

Every year millions of people participate in The Great Shakeout. This year will be no exception, with millions of people already signed up. It will happen on October 17th at 10:17 a.m. If you would like more information.
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Find Out Why Resilience is Important for Everyone

Find Out Why Resilience is Important for Everyone

Our ongoing educational series with BizFed continues into November, with informative presentations on how earthquake resilience benefits for businesses and the economy.
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30 Years Later: Lessons Learned from Loma Prieta

30 Years Later: Lessons Learned from Loma Prieta

The Bay Area has made tremendous progress in preparing for another major earthquake like Loma Prieta, which occurred Oct. 17, 1989. Buildings made safer through retrofits have contributed most to the safety of the region, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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CSULB Building Lost to Quakes Highlights Need for Resilience

CSULB Building Lost to Quakes Highlights Need for Resilience

Some of the worst damage coming from this year’s Ridgecrest quakes occurred 170 miles away at Cal State Long Beach, which lost a former student union building following the quakes. The USGS reported that 1 in 16 buildings, like the Soroptimist House at CSULB, is vulnerable to earthquake damage in California.”
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Oregon Researchers Study Lakes for Clues to Quakes

Oregon Researchers Study Lakes for Clues to Quakes

Core samples taken from lake floors are providing details on how ancient quakes have spread based on landslide sediment recorded in those samples.
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Quake Risk to Californians Cited in Recent Report

Quake Risk to Californians Cited in Recent Report

Your risk for earthquake damage is real, according to a recent Fox 11 report. With a 99% chance of a 6.7 magnitude quake striking in the next 30 years, property owners need to be informed and protect themselves against threats.
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City Officials Update Realtors at Optimum-Sponsored Event

City Officials Update Realtors at Optimum-Sponsored Event

Construction, when done wrong, can result in costly delays and liabilities. Here are some tips to ensuring the highest safety standards are followed for your retrofit project.
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Artificial Intelligence Helps in Earthquake Predictions

Artificial Intelligence Helps in Earthquake Predictions

A team of researchers are using AI to demystify the physics of seismology and find patterns that can lead to earthquake predictions. Their work has been replicated in studies and tested on slow-slip quakes in the Pacific Northwest.
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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.
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