Tag: Earthquake News

Shake Out, Dont Freak Out

Big Bear, Ca, October 20, 2010, 5:00pm – Join KBHR on Thursday October 21st at 10:00am and 10:21 for the largest earthquake drill in California, the Great California Shakeout.  Millions of people will be participating statewide in the drill, including all of the schools, and fire agencies in the Big Bear Valley.  Fire agencies remind you to duck, cover and hold in the case of an earthquake.  DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!), Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. DO NOT try to run to another room just to get under a table.  The following is what not to do. DO NOT get in a doorway! An early earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. From this came our belief that a doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake. In modern houses and buildings, doorways are no safer, and they do not protect you from flying or falling objects. Get under a table instead! DO NOT run outside! Trying to run in an earthquake is dangerous, as the...

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Big Bear Feels 5.4 Quake in the Desert; 2.1 Magnitude Tremor Near Big Bear City

Big Bear Valley, CA — Yesterday evening’s big rattler, centered near Borrego Springs at 4:53pm, has (since our 5pm newscast) been downgraded to a magnitude 5.4 earthquake, per the U.S. Geological Survey, and has been followed by countless aftershocks in the area about 25 miles south of Palm Springs. Specific to the Big Bear Valley, we did have one earthquake centered about four miles north of Big Bear City last night, July 7, at 8:51pm; this quake registered a magnitude of 2.1. Per the County’s Office of Emergency Services, Wednesday’s 5.4 magnitude tremor wasn’t “the Big One,” but don’t let yourself be unprepared when it does occur. Earthquakes can strike at any time and it is always wise, notes the OES, to have an emergency supplies kit, a family disaster plan, and a supply of food and water for at least three days and, ideally, two weeks or more. For more information on earthquake preparedness, see our earlier “Quake Up Call” story, or visit the website of the Office of Emergency Services. Additional earthquake stories can be accessed by using the “Earthquake News” tab below. Update: Since posting this story, we have had a 1.6 magnitude earthquake, centered five miles north northwest of Big Bear City, at 10:32 am July...

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Spring’s Final Weekend Brings More Earthquakes Centered North of Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA — We had a few more earthquakes in our area over the weekend, starting with a 1.4 magnitude quake on Friday night at 11:30pm; this one, like most tremors in our area in recent weeks, was centered a couple miles north of Big Bear City. Just after 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon, we had an earthquake of a 2.1 magnitude, also centered a few miles north of Big Bear City. Sunday, Father’s Day, started with a rattle given two quakes, a 1.3 just before 1am and a 1.5 magnitude quake just after 1:30am on Sunday morning, June 20. Given the frequency of bigger earthquakes in the Southern California area in recent weeks, all are reminded to be earthquake prepared for when, not if, a large quake rocks the Big Bear Valley. Preparedness suggestion from the Big Bear City Fire Department include keeping an emergency supply of food and water available, as well as a battery-operated radio and a first aid kit. And, as San Bernardino County Fire Chief Pat Dennen had advised KBHR listeners, prior to his recent retirement, “It’s all just common sense, but, visually observe your home. Make sure there isn’t a cupboard or something that could block the door; make sure you have cash at hand, because the ATMs might not work; and have good shoes around, in case there’s broken glass after...

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Big Bear City Keeps Rockin’; More Earthquakes in Our Area June 9

Big Bear City, CA — We’ve continued to have earthquakes centered in our area, most of them about four miles north of Big Bear City. Today’s quakes included a 1.9 magnitude tremor in the in the 11am hour and a 2.4 magnitude quake just after 5pm. There have been over 50 quakes centered just north of the Big Bear Valley this week, including those of a 3.2 and 3.3 magnitude on Monday. All Big Bear Valley residents are encouraged to be earthquake prepared—you can visit our “Quake Up” Call story for preparedness details, which include keeping an emergency supply of food and water available, as well as a battery-operated radio and a first aid kit. Update: Subsequent earthquakes in our area include a 2.4 magnitude quake, also centered four miles north of Big Bear City, on Friday, June 10 at 5:09pm, and a 1.7 magnitude quake on June 12 at 7:17pm. We will generally post notices of those earthquakes that register a 1.6 magnitude or greater and are centered in, or within a few miles of, the Big Bear Valley. Update as of June 15: Though it seems to be earthquake season, we have only had one tremor in our area in recent days. This quake, of a 1.6 magnitude, occurred at exactly 10am today (Tuesday morning), and was centered five miles north northwest of Big Bear...

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Big Bear City Area Home to 50 Earthquakes in Last 24 Hours; 2.6 Magnitude Tremor in 3am Hour

Big Bear City, CA — Since yesterday morning (June 7), we’ve had about 50 earthquakes centered in our area, most of them about four miles north of Big Bear City. The two largest quakes were yesterday in the 1 o’clock hour and registered magnitudes of 3.2 and 3.3, per the U.S. Geological Survey. Since the midnight hour today, June 8, there have been another 25 or so earthquakes centered just north of Big Bear City (as of 9am), with several of these in the range of a 2.4 magnitude, the largest of which was a 2.6 magnitude quake at about 3:15 this morning. Per the latest from the Big Bear City Fire Department, there are still no reports of injury or damage resulting from this series of quakes. Still, all Big Bear Valley residents are encouraged to be earthquake prepared—you can visit our “Quake Up” Call story for preparedness details, which include keeping an emergency supply of food and water available, as well as a battery-operated radio and a first aid kit. Update: In the 24 hours since this story was posted, there have been another seven earthquakes centered north of Big Bear City. The largest of these was of a 2.1 magnitude at 11:29am June...

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