A Series of Small Earthquakes Have Seismologists Worried California’s “Big One” Is Coming

On Monday, a 4.6 earthquake struck California’s Monterey County. The quake – which happened just four miles from the San Andreas fault line – was followed by nine smaller aftershocks. When this happens, seismologists call it an “earthquake swarm,” which has led some scientists to believe that activity on the […] Read more »

7 Tips for Earthquake Preparation

California is due for a massive temblor. And when the estimated 7.9 or higher magnitude quake hits Los Angeles, you’ll want to make sure you’ve prepared for it. It’s estimated that 1,500 buildings in Southern California could collapse, while 300,000 structures would face severe damage. As a homeowner, it’s up […] Read more »

¿Tienes suelos irregulares? Así es cómo funciona la nivelación de casas

Gracias a las zonas sísmicas activas de California, muchas estructuras desarrollarán una pendiente y se desmantelarán con el tiempo. Esto se encuentra comúnmente en propiedades que se han construido en suelo expansivo, donde el asentamiento de cimientos es inevitable. Cuando una casa se inclina o se desmonta, el propietario generalmente […] Read more »

Do You Have Uneven Floors? Here’s How House Leveling Works

Thanks to California’s active seismic zones, many structures will develop a slope and become unleveled over time. This is commonly found on properties that have been built on expansive soil, where foundation settlement is unavoidable. When a house becomes sloped or unleveled, a homeowner will typically see signs of foundation […] Read more »

El alcalde Eric Garcetti solicita que se realicen reformas en el terremoto antes de que “Big One” llegue a Los Ángeles

Los dos terremotos masivos de México -con menos de dos semanas de diferencia- han provocado ondas de choque en los residentes y funcionarios locales en California. Tanto es así, que el alcalde de Los Ángeles, Eric Garcetti, está instando a los gobiernos ya los dueños de edificios locales en California […] Read more »

Mayor Eric Garcetti Urging Earthquake Retrofits Before “Big One” Hits Los Angeles

Mexico’s two massive earthquakes – less than just two weeks apart – has sent shockwaves throughout residents and local officials in California. So much so, that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is urging governments and local building owners throughout California to get all structures up to seismic safety code as […] Read more »