Seismology is a science. Alongside of an interest in geology, practitioners will have an acute interest in the earth’s ongoing movement and plate shifts. Alongside the so-called ring of fire, people living and working there, feel it the most. They feel the ruptures and tremors the most. And sometimes the manifestations thereof are quite devastating, catastrophic and tragic. It is the least developed areas of these particularly prone regions that feel it the most.
While makeshift and old buildings collapse like a house of cards, many lives are lost and even more lives are injured. One of the most damage-prone regions in the world will be within the State of California. There will be very few people around today old enough to remember the historic devastation that a series of earthquakes so high on the Richter Scale could cause. Today, however, people living and working in these areas will only ever feel slight tremors if they are sharp enough to do so.
There is an ongoing discussion amongst the scientists and their associates that it is not a case of if but when. It is only a matter of time, they say. And yet it has been years. And years. Hasn’t it? Nevertheless, should the inevitable occur, it’s reassuring to know that most buildings have been prepared. The damage will be minimal, it is said. It would not have been possible without the dedicated input of a number of stakeholders, among which will be the seismic testing company.
This is a small but dedicated company that will be of service to city planners and administrators. Its representatives will also be on hand to assist certified and practicing geologists and civil engineers with the design and development of their own seismic measurement instruments.