The devastation Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have brought is a reminder that exceptional natural disasters can strike — and has heightened anxiety about the risk of earthquake risks in California. Some anxiety is good — just enough to prepare for an earthquake. Here are tips to get you started.
A number of cities big and small in Southern California are taking steps to identify seismically vulnerable buildings for the first time in a generation, acting in part on the devastating images of earthquake damage in Mexico and elsewhere around the world.
President Trump’s budget would eliminate federal funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed for California and the rest of the West Coast which, if enacted, probably would kill the long-planned effort.
– The Following article was featured on AAGLA Magazine, written by our CEO Dee Soffer – “Soft-Story” is the latest buzz word in the property ownership world throughout Los Angeles. Coming from 22 years of managing apartment buildings and working closely with many apartment owners, this mandatory requirement affected both me and my colleagues tremendously….
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake struck Santa Monica and West Los Angeles late Monday (May 1st 2017) , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:28 p.m. between Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades, according to the USGS.
When most people think of the “Big One,” they often think about an earthquake caused by the San Andreas Fault. However, there’s actually a more dangerous fault called the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The Cascadia Subduction Zone, also known as the Cascadia Fault, is almost 700 miles long and stretches the west coast of North America…
Owners of nearly 2,000 apartment buildings in San Francisco have done nothing to bring their properties up to current seismic safety standards, despite an approaching deadline and possible fines if the mandatory work is not completed.
Southern California’s smaller cities and large businesses must take the threat of a crippling earthquake far more seriously than they have been, a committee of business, public policy and utility leaders said Thursday, saying action is needed to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe.” Despite strides made by the city of Los Angeles…
santa Monica is now poised to enter a new frontier in earthquake safety that could have implications for other cities looking at seismic retrofitting. The City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort, which could require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings.