This little-told story is a must-read for anyone buying a home in earthquake country. It’s been 25 years since the Magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake, and what lasting legacy has it left? An overhaul to the insurance industry.
When an earthquake strikes, the intensity of earthquake shaking determines the severity of damage. In turn, the main factors affecting earthquake shaking intensity are earthquake depth, proximity to the fault, the underlying soil, and building characteristics—particularly height. Let’s take a look at the latter two (soil and buildings) and how they interact.
Living in earthquake country brings a special sense of uncertainty to life. It’s time for all of us living in earthquake country to get “earthquake-proof” by securing our homes. Take a few simple steps, and you’ll sleep safer at night.
As a founder, I occasionally get asked “important” and “strategic” questions like: Does Jumpstart as a company have resolutions for the New Year?
Well, in fact, this year I did set two resolutions for the company. The constant uncertainty of a startup is not always easy, and these resolutions represent some of the ways we cope and thrive.
What does it feel like to experience an earthquake? Does the ground start rolling like an ocean wave or shake back and forth? What will the Big One feel like? Learn what factors affect earthquake strength and how you can vicariously experience one.