I recently attended a workshop about earthquakes presented by Ross Stein, PH.D. Fascinating stuff. We are poised to have a major quake in the future, it’s not a matter of if but when. He and his team have developed this app and a website, TEMBLOR.NET
, to provide a lot of free information to homeowners. You can learn where your house sits in relation to the major fault lines. There is also a link to Temblor’s approved list of retrofit contractors and engineers. For a reasonable fee (under $500.00) you can have your home inspected by a licensed contractor who will provide you with recommendations for seismic upgrades to withstand a major quake. Some fixes are simple and inexpensive. Check this one out!