Earthquake

Science / Geology / Earthquake: The violent oscillatory motion of the ground caused by the passage of seismic waves radiating from a fault along which sudden movement has taken place.

Homeowners Guide To Earthquake Safety

Business / Real Estate / Homeowners Guide To Earthquake Safety: A document produced by the State of California Seismic Safety Commission intended to help inform homeowners on earthquake safety issues in homes. MORE

Earthquake Strap

Business / Construction / Earthquake Strap: A metal strap used to secure gas hot water heaters to the framing or foundation of a house. Intended to reduce the chances of having the water heater fall over in an earthquake and causing a gas leak. MORE

Earthquake Safety Disclosure

Business / Real Estate / Earthquake Safety Disclosure: By California law, real estate agents or owners are required to prepare a Residential Earthquake Hazards Report disclosing the earthquake safety preparedness of all houses sold in the state. MORE

Focus (Earthquake)

Science / Geology / Focus (Earthquake): The point at which the rupture occurs: synonymous with hypocenter. MORE

Emergency Planning

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Emergency Planning: The process of establishing specific measures or actions to be taken when responding to catastrophic events or tragedies (i.e., fire, earthquake, severe storms, workplace violence, kidnapping, bomb th MORE

Disaster Recovery Plan

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Disaster Recovery Plan: A set of guidelines and procedures to be used by an organization for the recovery of data lost due to severe forces of nature, such as earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, floods or hurricanes. MORE

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