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the big one  // Posts tagged as "the big one"

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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Affordable Earthquake Insurance Is Possible

Affordable Earthquake Insurance Is Possible

If you are a Los Angeles property owner, the powerful seismic activity occurring around the world may have you concerned about the next “BIG ONE” on the West Coast.  Scientists have predicted that a devastating earthquake (magnitude 8 or 9) could happen at any point within the next  twenty to fifty years.  The more recent […]

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Predicting “THE BIG ONE” – Is It Possible?

Predicting “THE BIG ONE” – Is It Possible?

There are a number of countries around the world that have well established organizations that are devoted to predicting, or forecasting, seismic activity.  Unfortunately, the U. S. is not leading the charge, probably because some scientists think that predicting earthquake activity is completely impossible.  There are a number of scientists and authorities, however, who are predicting that a “BIG […]

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Historical Earthquakes in California

Historical Earthquakes in California

Earthquakes are a fairly regular occurrence in California, since the state is located on more than one hundred active faults.  There are many, many tiny earthquakes each year that are so small that they are not even felt by California residents.  Over the last two hundred plus years, however, California has experienced a number of […]

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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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