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Forecasting Earthquakes

Forecasting Earthquakes

There are a small number of agencies around the world, including Japan and China, that are dedicated to forecasting seismic activity.  Regrettably, the United States has not taken a leading role in the this mission; there are some scientists here in the United States who believe that earthquake prediction is simply not possible. Many scientists and […]

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Roof Condensation Issues

Roof Condensation Issues

There is always the possibility that a roof can leak, especially if it has not been regularly maintained.  Condensation is also a problem in metal buildings.  Water condensation can form on the roofing and walls throughout the building causing extensive damage. Condensation forms when the air cannot hold any additional moisture.  As warm air, which […]

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Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Summer 2015 brought a massive California earthquake to theaters across the country.  We saw incredible destruction, with skyscrapers completely destroyed, a powerful tsunami hitting the West Coast and even the Hoover Dam collapsing in the move titled San Andreas.  Movie-goers left the theaters wondering if such a devastating earthquake could actually happen. Most people on the […]

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A Brief California Earthquake History

A Brief California Earthquake History

Residents in California are very aware that earthquakes occur on a regular basis, simply because the state has so many active faults.  The San Andreas and Hayward Faults are the most well-known, however there are actually more than one hundred active faults that lie underground throughout the entire state.  California has a unique landscape, and much […]

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