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

Posted September 27, 2017, under Blog

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 …

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Earthquake Emergency Kit: What Should You Have?

Posted September 25, 2017, under Blog

Angelenos need to be preparing for the “Big One.” With two huge earthquakes striking Mexico – less than two weeks apart – and a large earthquake hitting the Pacific (near Japan), now is a good time to make sure you’re ready for substantial seismic activity. Every …

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What Does Earthquake Magnitude Really Mean?

Posted September 23, 2017, under Blog

With two massive earthquakes striking Mexico, less than two weeks apart – one at a 7.1 and one at an 8.1 magnitude – it’s important to understand how seismologist weigh the size of a quake. According to today’s science, the magnitude of a temblor is …

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225 People Dead After 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico

Posted September 20, 2017, under Blog

Just outside of Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the area on Tuesday. The massive temblor collapsed 27 buildings throughout the capital, which took the brunt of the damage. So far, 225 people have died due to the destruction …

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3.6 Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles, Felt from Westwood to San Fernando Valley

Posted September 19, 2017, under Blog

Sleepy Angelinos were awakened by a 3.6 earthquake Monday night. The tremor struck the Westwood area around 11:20 pm, with the epicenter located just west of the Sepulveda Pass of the 405 freeway. The U.S. Geological Survey categorized the quake as a 4 and 5 …

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Seismologists Hoping to Give Public Earthquake Forecasts

Posted September 11, 2017, under Blog

While seismologists cannot predict exactly when and where the next major earthquake will occur, many are hoping to provide the public with an earthquake forecast service that would inform California’s various communities of when and where the chances for a major earthquake are more likely …

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Strongest Earthquake in 100 Years Strikes Mexico, 32 People Dead

Posted September 8, 2017, under Blog

An 8.1 earthquake shook Mexico’s southern coast just before midnight on Thursday. The massive quake is the largest earthquake Mexico’s encountered in nearly 100 years. The seismic activity was felt from Mexico City all the way to Guatemala, leaving 32 people dead. The United States …

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