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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimated in 2007 that there is a 63% probability of at least one magnitude 6.7 or greater quake, capable of causing widespread damage, striking the San Francisco Bay region before 2030. There is a 67% probability of a similarly sized earthquake striking the Southern California region within the same period.  Because earthquake magnitudes are reported on a logarithmic scale, a magnitude 6.7 quake could be as much as seven times larger than Augusts’ Napa event. There is no question of “if,” only “when.” And the odds are not in the favor of an unprepared owner or community.


In the aftermath of any earthquake, Structural Engineers are uniquely qualified to bring the necessary solutions to bear for damaged buildings and their repair needs. More importantly, the Structural Engineering community is the best resource available to building owners in assessing possible future building performance and potential losses ahead of time, so that informed risk-management decisions can be made.  Soft Story Buildings are especially vulnerable to earthquake damage.  Call us about your building for a free over the phone consultation.

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