5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes California Coast

Posted May 25, 2023, under Blog

At 11:45 AM on Sunday, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the coast of Northern California. The quake occurred at a depth of 10.0 km, west of Petrolia in Humboldt County. Thankfully, there was no reported threat of a tsunami. The earthquake struck near the same …

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Wood Tower Survives Simulated Earthquake, Could Transform Building Safety

Posted May 15, 2023, under Blog

A 10-story wood framed tower withstood a simulated 7.7 earthquake conducted by U.C. San Diego’s Outdoor Shake Table. The findings reinforce what some engineers believe could be the future of design for new homes and offices that are being constructed near large faults. “The building …

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Expected Annual Cost of Earthquake Damage for California Skyrockets

Posted May 4, 2023, under Blog

According to new projections for California, the golden state is estimated to lose on average $9.6 billion a year from earthquake damage. And if that number sounds high, that’s because it’s a 157% increase from the last estimate which was in 2017. “In any given …

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Earthquake Swarm Rattles Northern California

Posted April 24, 2023, under Blog

Last week, an earthquake swarm rattled parts of Northern California. The largest of the temblors occurred Wednesday, a magnitude 3.8 quake, that occurred near Antioch, California at 8:35 PM. In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes to shake the area, ranking in …

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Water Damage: Identifying the Signs

Posted April 14, 2023, under Blog

Have you noticed water damage inside or on the exterior of your home? This year’s rainy season has wreaked havoc on Los Angeles, and many of the older structures in its city limits and surrounding areas. Water damage typically occurs when water improperly drains away …

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Common Housing Design in California Could Lead to Collapse During Earthquakes

Posted April 5, 2023, under Blog

It’s probably the most common housing design in California, and across the United States – a living space or a large room on top of a first-floor open space (like a garage). According to new research, it’s this type of residential design that can cause …

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Los Angeles Residents Strongly Support Earthquake Retrofits

Posted March 26, 2023, under Blog

Los Angeles residents are in agreement – they strongly back the city’s groundbreaking mandatory retrofits, according to a new poll. Of the residents polled, 8 out of 10 Los Angeles dwellers are in support of the city’s mandatory retrofits which passed back in 2015. It’s …

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LA County Makes New Moves Towards Mandatory Retrofits

Posted March 13, 2023, under Blog

Looks like Los Angeles got a much-needed wakeup call after the massive earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria last month. This week, LA legislators put into motion a bill that would mandate retrofits for vulnerable non-ductile concrete structures by 2033. The mandatory retrofits would require …

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90 Year Anniversary of the Deadly Long Beach Earthquake

Posted March 9, 2023, under Blog

It’s been 90 years since the deadly earthquake that ravaged Long Beach and its residents. On March 7th, 1933, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Long Beach.  Lasting only 10 seconds, the quake resulted in the deaths of 120 people, collapsed 230 schools in the area, …

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