Granada Hills Experiences 3.6 Earthquake, Felt in Los Angeles

Posted January 22, 2020, under Blog

Residents of Granada Hills were awaken by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake late Tuesday evening. The temblor struck around 11:41 p.m., with light shaking felt throughout the San Fernando Valley and nearby regions in Los Angeles. Other reports of shaking from the quake came from residents …

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Seismic Retrofitting More Accessible for California Residents

Posted January 17, 2020, under Blog

Seismic retrofitting will be more accessible and easier to understand for California residents thanks to the California Earthquake Authority and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The two entities created a new seismic retrofiring publication with the goal to decrease the time it takes to design …

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Do You Need Foundation Underpinning?

Posted January 14, 2020, under Blog

One of the largest sources of home foundation issues is settlement. Foundation underpinning is a technique used to workaround sub-standard soil conditions – which cause settlement – to strengthen the existing foundation. When foundation settlement occurs, a structure can experience a variety if issues. Damages …

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Puerto Rico: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Damages Local Properties

Posted January 7, 2020, under Blog

Puerto Rico experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday – the biggest quake to strike the region after a week of smaller quakes preceding it. Luckily, there were no deaths or injuries reported after the incident. The series of earthquakes started December 28th, ranging in …

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Los Angeles: 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Region

Posted January 2, 2020, under Blog

The new year got off to a shaky start for Angelinos! Los Angeles residents were awakened by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake around 2:13 AM on Thursday. The epicenter of the temblor was centered in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 15 miles out from Port Hueneme and …

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Pasadena: High Earthquake Risk Confirmed in New Seismic Hazard Report

Posted December 16, 2019, under Blog

Pasadena is at a high-risk for destructive earthquakes. The news was confirmed in a report from the National Seismic Hazard Model which estimates where earthquakes are more likely to occur in Southern California and at what frequency and strength. Thanks to oil-prospecting studies, which have …

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Earthquake Preparation Tips for 2020

Posted December 10, 2019, under Blog

As we wrap up 2019, it’s important to start setting some actionable goals for the New Year — and if you own a home in Los Angeles, earthquake preparation should be at the top of your list. 2019 saw some major shakers in Southern California. …

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Earthquake News: 3.4 Quake Strikes Near Ridgecrest, CA

Posted December 6, 2019, under Blog

Earthquake News: Ridgecrest residents were rattled Thursday night when a 3.4 quake occurred at 9:33 PM, 30 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been five earthquakes in a 3.0 magnitude or greater in that region in the last 10 …

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Los Angeles: Becoming Safer Place to Live After Earthquake Retrofits

Posted November 27, 2019, under Blog

Los Angeles is making some major headway in their effort to earthquake retrofit all vulnerable buildings throughout the city and the county! If you live or work in Los Angeles, chances are you’ve seen the signs of progress. Steel frames and concrete walls are popping …

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