A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Los Angeles area Thursday, July 30th. The magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered near San Fernando struck at 4:29 am. Then aftershocks continued with a 3.3 quake at 4:38 and a 3.8 quake at 6:48.

Just two weeks ago on this blog, we described how a new study published earlier this month explained that last year’s Ridgecrest, CA earthquake brought the Garlock Fault much closer to a rupture. If the Garlock Fault ruptures within 30 miles of its junction with the San Andreas Fault, it may contribute to a larger quake along the more volatile San Andreas Fault. Essentially, the odds of a large earthquake along the San Andreas Fault have tripled! As you may know, the San Andreas fault comes within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles and is capable of unleashing a “megaquake” in our lifetime!

Little did anyone know, on July 30th at 4:30 am, a mere two weeks later, we would all be jolted out of bed by a thunderous 4.2 earthquake and aftershocks coming from Pacoima, California, just north of Los Angeles! Is the “Big One” next?

Interested in preparing your home to prevent earthquake damage?

And so, we must ask again, are homeowners prepared? Well… not all of them unfortunately! Can your home withstand an earthquake? Look, top seismologists and building scientists all agree that there is an urgent need to retrofit homes against destructive earthquakes. Without retrofitting, vulnerable buildings can experience catastrophic structural failures threatening life and property.

Do you really want to take a chance on the next “Big One”? We hope not, and we can help! Since 1977, we have successfully retrofitted over 7,000 buildings and helped countless homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area with their quake-proofing needs.

In fact, the Los Angeles Times recently recommended for homeowners to hire earthquake retrofitting experts such as ourselves, so homeowners can evaluate how to best secure their homes to their foundations, so the homes don’t slide off during an earthquake!

The Los Angeles Times further cautioned that “A $4,000 retrofit job now could head off a $400,000 repair job after the earthquake.”

Not only did we put in a price freeze on our earthquake retrofitting services (while our competitors raised their prices!), we also decided today to kick-off a $300 special price reduction. Making retrofitting even more affordable to all homeowners! Be prepared for the next time an earthquake hits Los Angeles.