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Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor Tips

Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor Tips

Even though California residents and property owners are well aware of the potential for seismic activity on the West Coast, most people don’t think about earthquakes on a regular basis.  Most people have seen the shocking images in recent years of areas that have been hit hard by violent earthquakes, but it is easy to […]

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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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Could Los Angeles Experience a Magnitude 9.6 Mega-quake?

Could Los Angeles Experience a Magnitude 9.6 Mega-quake?

Over the years, Hollywood has given us a multitude of disaster movies, including more than fifteen fictional movies about earthquakes.  They are typically extreme movies that show incredible destruction and devastation and, of course, they always have a hero or two to help save the day.  The 2015 movie, San Andreas, did not let us […]

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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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Consider the Future – Resilience by Design

Consider the Future – Resilience by Design

In December 2014, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, released a plan, called Resilience by Design, to address the city’s biggest seismic vulnerabilities.  After working with seismologists and other technical experts, the US Geological Survey, commercial property owners and businesses throughout the city, a number of steps were determined to be necessary to ensure […]

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