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Maintain Building Safety Codes with an Earthquake Retrofit

Maintain Building Safety Codes with an Earthquake Retrofit

It is in the best interest of every commercial property owner to make sure their building meets the latest safety codes.  Oftentimes, however, property owners allow their building to go for long periods of time without retrofitting or even renovations and necessary maintenance.  In some states, including all of California, completing regular maintenance and renovations is […]

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Hire an Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor

Hire an Earthquake Retrofitting Contractor

Along the West Coast, property owners are certainly aware of the potential for devastating earthquakes to occur.  Even though they know that there is a strong possibility that “The Big One” may occur within the next 25-30 years, many people do not give quakes a thought in their day-to-day lives.  In fact, most of us […]

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San Andreas – Is a 9.6 Magnitude Earthquake Really Possible?

San Andreas – Is a 9.6 Magnitude Earthquake Really Possible?

Earlier this year, many movie enthusiasts saw the blockbuster hit San Andreas at local theaters around the country.  Watching this disaster movie on the big screen provided a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat experience for all.  Although the storyline and computer graphics ensured entertainment for all, viewers were well aware that it was just a movie, not a […]

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50 Days until the Great American ShakeOut

50 Days until the Great American ShakeOut

If you are a commercial property, a business owner or a property manager, have you thought about what would happen if, and when, an earthquake measuring 7.3 or greater occurred?  Is your building strong enough and safe enough to withstand those powerful underground forces? Will your employees or tenants be safe?  Do you have an […]

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Seismic Activity and Fracking

Seismic Activity and Fracking

There have been a number of studies in recent years, by both the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and various environmental groups, looking to determine the impact of fracking across the United States.  To date, it seems that the many studies show that the disposal of wastewater from fracking has a definite impact in the […]

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Intriguing Earthquake Points to Ponder

Intriguing Earthquake Points to Ponder

There are many different natural disasters that can have an overwhelming impact on our lives.  Incredibly forceful seismic activity is at the top of the charts.  Not only do powerful earthquakes destroy buildings and businesses, many innocent people are injured or killed as the earth moves and shakes.  Because mighty quakes happen without warning and […]

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Many Occupied Buildings May Need an Earthquake Retrofit

Many Occupied Buildings May Need an Earthquake Retrofit

There are many occupied commercial properties throughout California, including those in the San Francisco Bay area, that need to be strengthened in order to withstand the devastating forces of a very powerful earthquake.  Most of those properties were built in the last century when state and local building codes were not so stringent.  Because of […]

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The Great Quake of 1906

The Great Quake of 1906

The last thing that residents of San Francisco expected early on the morning of April 18, 1906, was the terrifying noise and shaking of a mega-quake. While the quake lasted just about a minute, at that time, it was considered to be the worst natural disaster in our country’s history. By today’s measurements, the quake […]

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Reinforce and Insure Before the Next “Big One”

Reinforce and Insure Before the Next “Big One”

Did you know that only about 10 percent of California businesses and homeowners with property insurance also carry earthquake coverage?   While applications for earthquake coverage are usually simple to complete and submit, they are not so easy to get approved with reasonable pricing.  In order to get a quote, all that is usually needed is […]

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Measuring Earthquake Intensity

Measuring Earthquake Intensity

The earliest earthquake measurements were simple reports with descriptions called intensity ratings.  For the most part, these documentations were very subjective and considered to be fairly unreliable descriptions.  The reliability of the documentation depended on the distance between the quake’s epicenter, and the people evaluating the event. Eventually, more systematic approaches were developed to measure both magnitude […]

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