preparedness
Jan 17. 2019

The Northridge Quake Struck Twenty-Five Years Ago

Twenty-five years ago, just before dawn on Jan. 17, 1994, the Northridge earthquake struck. Those of us who lived it, remember distinctly the chaos of that morning. The quake caused $25 billion in damages and killed dozens.

author: WorkSafe

Risk
Oct 24. 2018

Tips to Protect Your Data Center from an Earthquake

Tips to Protect Your Data Center from an Earthquake The simple physical nature of data centers puts your organization at risk. Damage from disasters caused by Mother Nature can be particularly destructive to server racks. This is particularly true for earthquakes, so make sure that you follow these tips if you are managing a data center in a seismic region.

author: Ryan Hubbard

preparedness
Sep 13. 2018

Traditional Bolting of Server Cabinets Does't Work for Earthquake Protection

Traditional Bolting of Server Cabinets Does't Work for Earthquake Protection While there have been major advancements in earthquake early warning systems, they only give you a few seconds to get ready for the coming quake. Buildings and homes will still be destroyed, and the early warning systems provide enough time for people to get to safety. These systems are still not common in the ...

author: WorkSafe

preparedness
Aug 20. 2018

What is the Section 179 Deduction?

  What is the Section 179 Deduction?  Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL purchase ...

author: WorkSafe

Risk
Jun 28. 2018

12 Major Cities Where Your Company’s Data Center is at Risk of an Earthquake – Some may Surprise you!

12 Major Cities Where Your Company’s Data Center is at Risk of an Earthquake – Some may Surprise you It seems you can’t turn on the television these days without seeing coverage of natural disaster happening somewhere on Earth. Whether it’s a hurricane sweeping through the southern United States, or earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis causing mass casualties in a nation ...

author: Ryan Hubbard

Risk
Jun 22. 2018

Could the recent Japan earthquake trigger a large Osaka quake?

Could the recent Japan earthquake trigger a large Osaka quake? The 17 June 2018 M=6.1 earthquake that struck 9 miles northeast of Osaka continues to produce aftershocks and raise concerns about whether it could trigger larger earthquakes on either of two major active faults. Ruptures on either fault ...

author: Temblor.net

Risk
Apr 18. 2018

USGS forecasts 400 fires, 20,000 people trapped in elevators, 400,000 homeless in East Bay earthquake

USGS forecasts 400 fires, 20,000 people trapped in elevators, 400,000 homeless in East Bay earthquake At 4:18 p.m. today, a M=7.0 earthquake will tear across the East Bay. The quake’s epicenter will be just east of downtown Oakland along the Hayward Fault. Shaking will be felt across the entire Bay Area, and in many areas, it will be strong enough to destroy ...

author: Ryan Hubbard

Risk
Apr 10. 2018

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does. California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that ...

author: Ryan Hubbard