The Next Big Earthquake Estimated to Displace Up to 400,000 Californians

Posted June 4, 2018, under Blog

We know the “Big One” is coming for California. While it’s important to take all of the necessary steps to protect your loved ones and your home from earthquake damage, sometimes even the most prepared residents will face losses. In fact, it’s estimated that 250,000 …

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San Andreas Fault Produces 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Felt Throughout Southern California

Posted May 8, 2018, under Blog

Residents near Riverside County were violently awakened by a 4.5 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning. Occurring at 4:49 a.m., the temblor hit the Cabazon area with the epicenter near the Morongo Indian Reservation. The quake occurred on a section of the San Andreas fault line …

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West Hollywood Makes Moves to Retrofit 800 Buildings at Risk of Collapse

Posted May 4, 2018, under Blog

West Hollywood is ready to get serious about earthquake safety. According to a new city retrofit list, there are more than 800 buildings that are at risk of collapse or significant damage if a large earthquake were to occur. Of the 800 buildings surveyed, 80% …

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New Study Finds Hayward Fault More Dangerous Than San Andreas

Posted April 19, 2018, under Blog

Earthquake country just got a little scarier. According to a new study, the Hayward fault line that runs under Oakland, California is believed to be more dangerous than the infamous San Andreas fault line that spans Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that a …

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California Takes Major Steps to Seismic Safety After Mexico Earthquakes

Posted March 31, 2018, under Blog

Last year’s devastating earthquakes in Mexico have prompted cities across California to take real action for seismic safety. For the first time – in nearly a generation – cities across Southern California have started to identify seismically vulnerable buildings in each area. “What happened last …

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Are You Living in an Earthquake Hazard Zone? New Map Shows Places At Risk

Posted March 30, 2018, under Blog

Thanks to a new interactive map, it’s easier to see if you’re living in a California earthquake hazard zone. The Geological Survey shared an interactive map online this week, that allows you to see if you’re living in a zone more prone to earthquake damage …

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Early Earthquake Warning System Makes Financial Headway

Posted March 23, 2018, under Blog

On Thursday, lawmakers proposed $22.9 million for the early earthquake warning system, which is currently under construction on the West Coast. The new proposed budget doubles last year’s budget of $10.2 million. “The significant funding provided in the bill will help ensure that the West …

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Choosing The Right Foundation Repair Company

Posted March 19, 2018, under Blog

If you’ve noticed cracks in your walls, sloping or uneven floors or have doors or windows that stick, it might be time to contact a foundation repair company to come take a look at your structure. That doesn’t mean you should go with the first …

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Mayor Eric Garcetti Calls for Stronger Earthquake Planning & Preparation

Posted March 6, 2018, under Blog

Mayor Eric Garcetti is on a mission to make Los Angeles ready for the next big earthquake. On Friday, the mayor signed a directive that would make Los Angeles more prepared for a sizable earthquake and said LA should consider making mandatory retrofits of vulnerable …

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