New Maps Show Major Fault Lines Run Under L.A.’s Most Expensive Real Estate

New fault boundaries have raised concerns for some of the priciest parts of Los Angeles. According to the latest fault maps – which were released on Thursday – Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Westwood and Century City have been included in the Newport-Inglewood fault zone. While this isn’t […] Read more »

Raymond Fault Line Creates New Fears

A new section of the Raymond fault line, which runs through Los Angeles’ northeast areas, has been redefined. The active fault, which caused the 4.9 earthquake in Pasadena back in 1988, has now been re-mapped extending to areas West of its original location. The California Geological Survey sent out a […] Read more »

New Study Says L.A.’s Courthouses Aren’t Even Seismically Safe

It’s time to get serious about earthquake preparedness. A new study revealed that many of Los Angeles’ courthouses are not seismically safe, and face major damage or collapse during a large earthquake. Researches also estimate that collapse of these buildings could result in a “substantial loss of life.” “We can’t be in […] Read more »

California Could Get An Early Earthquake Warning System By Next Year

It’s about time! During a meeting for the Japan Geo-science and American Geo-physical Union, Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said that California could get its early earthquake warning system by next year. Already, earthquake sensing stations are being installed throughout California, staffing for the system has begun and the software has […] Read more »

Own A Home? Here’s Why You Should Consider Earthquake Insurance

If you live in Southern California, you know that earthquakes pose a very real threat. Like other forms of insurance, it’s important to make sure your home’s protected when the next major earthquake strikes California. Earthquake insurance companies, like Earthquake Authority, can work with homeowners to make sure you’re covered within […] Read more »

Congress Gets Serious About Earthquake Early Warning System, Approves $10.2 Million Budget

Like Los Angeles, Congress is getting very serious about earthquake safety. This week, congress appointed $10.2 million to a new earthquake warning system – which is still being tested and in development — that would alert Californians and those residing on the West Coast before a major earthquake is about to […] Read more »