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Affordable Earthquake Insurance Is Possible

Affordable Earthquake Insurance Is Possible

Close to 500,000 earthquakes occur around the world every year.  About 100,000 of those earthquakes can be felt, and approximately one hundred cause damage each year.  The southern California area alone experiences about 10,000 earthquakes annually, but most of them are not felt by residents. As a San Bernadino commercial property owner, recent earthquakes around the world […]

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Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Was the San Andreas Movie Fact or Fantasy?

Summer 2015 brought a massive California earthquake to theaters across the country.  We saw incredible destruction, with skyscrapers completely destroyed, a powerful tsunami hitting the West Coast and even the Hoover Dam collapsing in the move titled San Andreas.  Movie-goers left the theaters wondering if such a devastating earthquake could actually happen. Most people on the […]

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Historical Buildings Are Vulnerable During Seismic Activity

Historical Buildings Are Vulnerable During Seismic Activity

Seismic activity, including earthquakes, are the result of movements of the geological plates that form our Earth’s crust.  Fractures or cracks, usually called faults, are part of those surface plates.  Often, stress builds up along a fault line and eventually the earth moves to relieve the stress.  Sometimes, seismic activity can only be detected by scientific […]

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Ten Intriguing Earthquake Facts

Ten Intriguing Earthquake Facts

Seismic disturbances have increased around the world in recent years.  We hear about the casualties and devastation on a regular basis.  If you live along the West Coast, you have probably heard that an extremely powerful temblor could occur anytime within the next twenty to thirty years.  While we would all like to believe that the […]

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The “Big One Is Coming” – Is Your Commercial Property Ready?

The “Big One Is Coming” – Is Your Commercial Property Ready?

Earthquake preparedness is about making plans and taking action to reduce potential injury to tenants and employees, along with minimizing destruction or losses to commercial property, the building contents, and day-to-day operations – should the “BIG ONE” occur.  Preparing a basic earthquake disaster preparedness plan in advance, along with confirming that everyone in the building […]

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Crazy Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

Crazy Things Happened in the 2011 Japan Earthquake

More than two years ago, on March 11, 2011, an incredible and devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan rattling the seismically active country and setting off a massively destructive tsunami that wreaked havoc (especially on the eastern shores of Japan) all the way across the Pacific Ocean.  We have all seen […]

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