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Avoid Potential Earthquake Damage with a Seismic Retrofit

Avoid Potential Earthquake Damage with a Seismic Retrofit

It is common knowledge that seismic disturbances happen regularly in California, not to mention around the world.  In fact, most Los Angeles residents are well aware that they live very close to the San Andreas fault.  While LA residents hope that the next big quake won’t happen close by, the fact is no one can predict […]

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Is Los Angeles Ready for “THE BIG ONE”?

Is Los Angeles Ready for “THE BIG ONE”?

The research has been done and the verdict is out:  more than one thousand older concrete buildings in metropolitan Los Angeles are vulnerable to major destruction and fifty or more will be completely destroyed during a powerful earthquake.  History has shown us what can happen and it is time to strengthen the city’s buildings before […]

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Maintain Building Safety Codes with a Seismic Retrofit

Maintain Building Safety Codes with a Seismic Retrofit

Did you know that Los Angeles and southern California have experienced six earthquakes in the last 24 hours, 34 earthquakes in the last week, 166 earthquakes in the past month and 2423 quakes in the past year?  Most of these quakes registered a magnitude of 4.5 or below, and many of the tremors were not […]

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Captivating Earthquake Facts

Captivating Earthquake Facts

When we look at the most devastating and unpredictable natural disasters that can impact our lives, earthquakes are at the top of the list; to date, the loss of more than a million innocent lives has been recorded.  Powerful earthquakes have caused colossal destruction not only in the areas where they are centered, but neighboring areas […]

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Historical Buildings Are At Risk during Seismic Activity

Historical Buildings Are At Risk during Seismic Activity

Earthquakes, mighty, quick and so erratic, result from unexpected movements of the geological plates that form our Earth’s crust.  Earthquakes usually occur along cracks or fractures known as “faults.”  Older buildings that were not been designed and constructed to absorb powerful rocking and rolling ground movements often sustain major structural damage, and even total collapse, […]

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Amazing Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

Amazing Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

It has been more than two years since an incredibly devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan.  On March 11, 2011, this quake rattled the seismically active country, setting off a massively destructive tsunami that wreaked havoc (especially on the eastern shores of Japan) all the way across the Pacific Ocean.  We […]

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Is Your Commercial Property Ready for the “BIG ONE”?

Is Your Commercial Property Ready for the “BIG ONE”?

Earthquake mitigation is about taking action to reduce potential injury to tenants and damages or losses to your building, building contents, and business operations should the “BIG ONE” occur.  Preparing a basic earthquake disaster preparedness plan in advance, along with ensuring that tenants and employees know and understand how and when to “Drop, Cover, and […]

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