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April 2020 Newsletter.

Ali SahabiThese are unprecedented times we live in. The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on the health and well-being of people all over the world. Death, a lack of medical resources, shuttered businesses, unemployment and economic collapse are symptoms of any disaster, be it a pandemic or earthquake. The novel coronavirus has us all thinking seriously about the importance of saving lives and protecting a community’s resilience. That begins by making our buildings safe for the people who live and work there. Could yours withstand a major earthquake? Contact us today for a free analysis.

Ali Sahabi, GEC
Principal, Optimum Seismic, Inc.

Salt Lake Quake Proves Resiliency Works

Salt Lake Quake Proves Resiliency Works

Salt Lake City’s “resiliency” planning in 1989 proved its worth 2 weeks ago when a 5.7 earthquake struck the city. An investment in retrofitting the city hall, at that time, kept the recent quake’s repairs to a minimum.
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A 4.9 Earthquake Hit San Diego

A 4.9 Earthquake Hit San Diego

A 4.9 earthquake was felt on Friday across a wide area of San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties, with people as far as Los Angeles also reporting that they felt it. Specifically its location was 11 miles southeast of Anza.
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What If The Big One Struck During Coronavirus Crisis?

What If The Big One Struck During Coronavirus Crisis?

Earthquake experts are considering the potential scenario of a convergence of an earthquake with the COVID-19 pandemic. It happened in Salt Lake City and Croatia. Will it happen in California, too?
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Quake Leaves Hundreds Homeless Amid COVID-19

Quake Leaves Hundreds Homeless Amid COVID-19

About 300 people were left homeless in Croatia, following an earthquake that struck in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Major 7.5 Earthquake Hits Off Russia's Kuril Islands

Major 7.5 Earthquake Hits Off Russia’s Kuril Islands

A 7.5-magnitude quake has been recorded under the ocean near Russia’s Kuril Islands. There have been no reports of any damage or casualties.
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Building Safety Explained Following Idaho Shaker

Building Safety Explained Following Idaho Shaker

Buildings constructed before 1990 may be at risk in an earthquake, a structural engineer explains days after Idaho has its largest quake in 40 years.
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What The Alaska Quake Teaches Us About COVID-19

What The Alaska Quake Teaches Us About COVID-19

People today are reassured by stories of how others overcame catastrophic events, such as the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.
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Will My Apartment Building Collapsed In An Earthquake?

Will My Apartment Building Collapsed In An Earthquake?

Los Angeles is considered one of the most earthquake-prone urban areas in the nation. According to the United States Geological Survey, there’s a 60 percent chance an earthquake measuring in at magnitude 6.7 or higher will strike the Los Angeles area in the next 30 years.
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California Reopens Grants to Retrofit Older Homes

California Reopens Grants to Retrofit Older Homes

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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Optimum Seismic Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our communities, Optimum Seismic has postponed events in April. But you can still RSVP for future dates or to check out video from past events on out website to learn more.
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