3.6 magnitude quake struck near Angwin, Northern California

The San Francisco Chronicle reported an earthquake west of Lake Berryessa that the U.S. Geological Survey recorded at 3.6 magnitude shortly before sunrise on a Monday morning in late October. This is no surprise given that this area sits between two active fault lines. There are literally thousands of low-velocity trembles that occur each year […]

How vulnerable is your soft-story (apartment) building to earthquake damage?

Soft-story apartment buildings are prevalent in Los Angeles and Orange County which are also considered earthquake-prone territories, specifically Los Angeles. Soft-story / apartment buildings are at risk of earthquake damage however; seismic retrofits will help mitigate the destruction for vulnerable structures. The main feature Soft-story buildings are easily recognized by is also the main reason […]

What does it mean for Californians if a big earthquake hit during the covid-19 shelter in place order?

It is a common theme across the globe. The coronavirus is changing our day-to-day lives. The impact of the pandemic affects different industries in different ways. Earthquake experts are considering the potential for the big one during the Covid-19 outbreak and shelter-in-place order. What does this mean for Californians or other earthquake-prone regions? Well, for […]

The 4 Most Common Types of Commercial Seismic Projects

Whether you have commercial buildings in California or another earthquake-ridden state, its time to start thinking about commercial seismic retrofits! In the simplest of terms, a commercial seismic retrofit is a modification to a pre-existing building in order to make it more resistant to earthquakes and aftershocks – and anyone that has a building that […]