News and Stories

Guide shows ways to lessen damage in a major temblor
News Story
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

An online tool is now available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor.

Staff Dispatch: Learning From the Mexico City Earthquake, by Dana Brechwald
News Story
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

* First in an occasional series of dispatches from MTC and ABAG staff about their experiences out in the field. From the Bay Link Blog.

HayWired Earthquake Scenario Release on April 18th -- Assist In Building Bay Area Community and Business Resilience
News Story
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The HayWired Scenario is a scientific, realistic and quantitative depiction of a magnatude 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault with an epicenter in Oakland. Developed by the U.S.

New Research on Seismic Risk Available
News Story
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Staff from ABAG/MTC and the U.S. Geological Survey presented new research on the Bay Area's seismic riskat the Regional Planning Committee meeting.

Building Resilient Homes to Build Resilient Communities Workshop
News Story
Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Building Resilient Homes to Build Resilient Communities workshop on July 25th demonstrated the positive impact of coordinated energy efficiency and seismic safety efforts.

Soft Story Retrofit Model Ordinance Now Available
News Story
Friday, March 31, 2017

ABAG, in partnership with David Bonowitz, SE, has created the Resilience Policy Guidance Document: Soft Story Model Ordinance and Handbook to help jurisdictions develop local soft story retrofit pr

Chief Economist Conducts Research on Napa Businesses Impacted by Earthquake
News Story
Friday, September 9, 2016

Napa earthquake business survivors have been asked to help the nation become more disaster resilient by completing a survey on the economic impact of the magnitude 6.0 South Napa Earthquake of Augu

LA Passes Tough Seismic Retrofit Legislation - Bay Area Opportunities
News Story
Friday, October 16, 2015

The City of Los Angeles has unanimously approved the nation’s toughest seismic legislation, requiring that approximately 15,000 buildings, both concrete and wood framed, be retrofitted to handle vi