Tag: Earthquake News

Minor Earthquake Near Big Bear City

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 2, 2011, 10:00am – A minor earthquake shook the Valley at 4:34pm on Thursday, March 31. The magnitude 3.1 event occurred 4 miles NNE of Big Bear City. There was a smaller aftershock, registering a magnitude of 2.2, about one minute later. A few more micro earthquakes have been reported at the same location on April 1 and April 2. There are no reports of any damage or...

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Are You Prepared For A Major Earthquake?

San Bernardino, CA, March 25, 2011, 2:30pm – Would you be able to ride it out if an earthquake hit today? San Bernardino County Fire urges residents to be prepared in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. The old saying it takes something drastic to happen to make us take notice is more prevalent than ever these days. Recent natural disasters such as the devastating earthquake in Japan, underscore the importance of individual preparedness. California’s Emergency Management System is the envy of the country. Even so, volunteers from programs like CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) may have to provide help until first responders can arrive. No single city or county can meet all the needs of its residents and businesses in a catastrophic situation. California is the leader in developing and using seismic building codes. However, earthquakes will happen and damage will occur. There is no such thing as “earthquake proof”.  According to the California Emergency Management Agency, most residents of California will not be killed or injured by the next earthquake, but they will be inconvenienced by damage to freeways, utility grids, and the telephone system. It is up to every individual, family and business to take the earthquake threat seriously and be ready.  If you are ready, you will be a resource to your family and community. What we do now, before a major earthquake, will determine what...

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Time to Check Earthquake Preparedness

Big Bear, Ca March 11, 2011 12:00 pm – Today’s earthquake in Japan reminds us to be ready.  California, like Japan is part of the Pacific Rim of Fire, an area of increased earthquake activity circling the Pacific Ocean.  Residents and business owners in the Big Bear Valley must be prepared for large earthquakes.  Regularly review your earthquake readiness.  Check for hazards in and around your building.  Secure large and heavy objects.  Keep glasses, glass jars and dishes in latched cabinets.  Brace overhead fixtures and hang mirrors away from beds or seating areas.  Before a large quake occurs, know where is most safe to stand both indoors and out.  Have your emergency communication plan in place and disaster supplies ready.  The Big Bear City Fire Department has additional information and tips on their website at bigbearcityfire.org.  They are inviting all residents to brush up on their preparedness skills by checking the website and making their homes and businesses more earthquake safe. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30514.mp3|titles=Time to Check Earthquake...

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