How The Loma Prieta Earthquake Pushed Me Into The Disaster Recovery Business…And Others Out Of Business
A quarter century ago, I got into the disaster recovery business by accident. I was walking through my company’s loading dock and found a huge fireproof safe containing Reel-to-reel backup tapes of all of the software that we developed and sold to our customers, along with our accounting records. Less than a year after I opened my mouth about those tapes sitting on the loading dock, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck and the rest is history.
The Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities has concluded the probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake over the next 30 years striking the greater Los Angeles area is 67%, and in the San Francisco Bay Area it is 63%. For the entire California region, the fault with the highest probability of generating at least […]