Big Bear Lake, CA — It you felt a stirring in the wee hours last night (May 14), it wasn’t the wind, but five earthquakes, each of them centered five miles north of the City of Big Bear Lake. The first of these occurred at 2:15am Friday morning, and was of a magnitude of 1.5, which was followed at 3:06am by a more severe earthquake of a 2.7 magnitude. The 2.7 quake was followed by a smaller one, a 1.5, at 3:15am. At 3:19am this morning, we had two earthquakes, registered by the U.S. Geological Survey as 1.1 and 1.5 magnitude tremors. These five earthquakes, in the space of just over an hour, are a reminder to be earthquake prepared; for starters, all households should have a backup supply of food and water, as well as a battery operated radio and a first aid kit. For more earthquake preparedness suggestions, visit our posting on the “Quake-Up Call” issued by the Big Bear City Fire Department.
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