Seismic Resources Home

When you turn to the Internet to learn about building codes and earthquake activity, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. That’s why Western Pacific has created this Seismic Resources portal – helpful info from various government and industry sites specially curated for your use, along with WPSS’ Seismic Minute educational video series.

Permitting Information

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Geological Maps

Maps provided by government entities Many of the maps are available in formats that can be viewed in Google Earth, which means that they can be viewed at any scale This is a United States Geological Services national hazard map showing currently known high and low seismic hazard areas. View Map This United States Geological Services national map is helpful for warehouses because it indicates shaking potential and contains county lines. View Map United States Geological Services hazard map that also indicates shaking potential. View Map California Geological Survey map – earthquake shaking potential View Map

Videos & Articles

Seismic Minute Videos – Educational Insights CalTech’s Prof. Tom Heaton  The value of permitting – Protection with a capital P Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 1:20 minutes: That protective paper trail called permitting can save you numerous headaches in the future—as well as potentially millions of dollars. If you’re thinking about cutting this particular corner called adhering to standards, Tom Heaton has a few words to the wise. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Importance of installers engaging with engineers Professor Tom Heaton, Cal