Growing up in Central California, I have experienced my fair share of earthquakes, but from a distance. Forever etched in my memory is the 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989. Most of you down here in Southern California probably remember it most by the images of the Bay Bridge collapsing on itself.
Here in Southern California I hear of the Whittier quake in the ’80s and the Northridge quake in the ’90s. On Easter of this year, I got a wake up call of the 7.2-magnitude type. Granted, I was okay, but it brought back memories of 1989. On June 14 we got another reminder: 5.7. I thought to myself, am I prepared? The answer is no.
Not in the form of fear-mongering, but as a reminder, I thought I should take this opportunity to mention that among our variety of project types, Riggins Construction & Management also performs seismic retrofitting for your building. Continue reading