This squeeze was likely behind the 1971 Sylmar, 1987 Whittier Narrows and 1994 Northridge thrust earthquakes
Earthquake country is beautiful and enticing
Almost everything we love about areas like the San Francisco bay area, the California Southland, Salt Lake City against the Wasatch range, Seattle on Puget Sound, and Portland, is brought to us by the faults. The faults have sculpted the ridges and valleys, and down-dropped the bays, and lifted the mountains which draw us to these western U.S. cities. So, we enjoy the fruits of the faults every day. That means we must learn to live with their occasional spoils: large but infrequent earthquakes. Becoming quake resilient is a small price to pay for living in such a great part of the world, and it is achievable at modest cost.
A personal solution to a global problem
Half of the world’s population lives near active faults, but most of us are unaware of this. You can learn if you are at risk and protect your home, land, and family.
At Temblor we seek to provide people with the best publicly available data so that they can assess their seismic, landslide, tsunami, and flood hazard and learn ways to prevent future losses. Part of this involves being put in touch with reputable insurance agents, contractors, engineers, and makers of structural products. We help you determine the best way to reduce the risk to your home with proactive solutions.
Earthquake maps, soil liquefaction, landslide zones, cost of earthquake damage
In our iPhone and Android and web app, Temblor estimates the likelihood of seismic shaking and home damage. We show how the damage and its costs can be decreased by buying or renting a seismically safe home or retrofitting an older home.
Please share Temblor with your friends and family to help them, and everyone, live well in earthquake country.
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