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 […]
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 […]
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 […]