With California fires and Texas snowstorms in recent memory, it’s natural to conclude that all natural disasters are on the rise. Climate change causes more extreme weather, but does it also increase earthquake frequency? Are we having more earthquakes than usual?
In 1906 San Francisco experienced one of the worst natural disasters in history, an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude. What did we learn from the earthquake, and what changes did we implement after the earthquake? Have we done enough to prepare for the next big earthquake? In this article, we review discoveries related to geology, earthquake-induced fires, building performance, and the recovery process.
When buying a house, you’ll want to know how future earthquakes might affect you, and which of the natural hazard disclosures to read closely. This is part two of a three-part series looking at what to consider when buying a house in earthquake country.
When there’s a house you’re serious about, you’ll receive a substantial disclosure packet. In part one of this series, we looked at the earthquake fault zone disclosure. Here, we’ll explore the seismic hazard zone disclosure, which examines the risk of soil liquefaction and landslides for a property.
Finding a house to buy is whirlwind of emotions. It’s important understand how future earthquakes might affect you, and which of the natural hazard disclosures to read closely. This is part one of a three-part series looking at the importance of location, location, location when buying a house in earthquake country.
When will the next big earthquake hit? With major fault lines in California, it’s not a matter of if, but when. Learn about fault line cycles, signs of movement, and the interval between major earthquakes along the Hayward fault.