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Is Your Bay Area Building Ready for an Earthquake?

Is Your Bay Area Building Ready for an Earthquake?

Although many people think that earthquakes only happen near fault lines, we have seen time and time again that they actually can happen at any time and in any place.  Past building codes standards were not as stringent as they are today; over the last 30+ years, state and local building codes have been updated […]

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Predicting an Earthquake

Predicting an Earthquake

There have been a number of devastating earthquakes in the last decade, including a 7.8 magnitude quake that occurred almost one year ago in Nepal.  The force of that mighty quake has been described as the same as that of 20 thermonuclear weapons.  When the earth’s movement is that powerful, many lives are taken and […]

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Earthquake Preparedness – Is Your Property Prepared?

Earthquake Preparedness – Is Your Property Prepared?

There have been many major advances and innovations in earthquake preparedness over the last half century, particularly in the field of building design and construction engineering.  In order to reinforce commercial properties against the forces of powerful seismic activity, an international set of standards for building construction, called the Uniform Building Code, was created about forty […]

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Predicting Earthquakes – Is It Possible?

Predicting Earthquakes – Is It Possible?

There are a number of nations, including Japan and China, that have long established agencies dedicated to forecasting seismic activity.  Unfortunately, the United States seems to be bringing up the rear.  Some in the scientific community still talk about the so-called impossibility of even attempting to predict an earthquake.  On the other hand, there are […]

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