Tag: Earthquake News

Big Bear City Area Feels Series of Earthquakes; 3.2 and 3.3 Magnitude Tremors Among (Now) Eighteen on June 7

Big Bear City, CA — We had a series of earthquakes, most of them centered within four miles of Big Bear City, today, with two of those tremors registering a magnitude over 3.0 in the 1pm hour. All told, we have had eleven earthquakes in our area (as of 3pm), each centered between three and seven miles north of Big Bear City. The first of these, at 9:23am, was of a magnitude 1.8, followed by a 2.6 magnitude tremor at 10:49am, and a 1.5 magnitude quake at 11:37am. At 1:31pm, there was a 1.6 magnitude quake and, then, a minute later at 1:32pm, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake centered four miles directly north of Big Bear City. In quick succession, we also had a 1.4 quake at 1:38pm, and then a 3.2 magnitude tremor at 1:41pm; a minute later, our eighth quake, a 2.6 magnitude, per the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred at 1:42pm. Earthquake number nine took place at 2:03pm, and was of a 1.6 magnitude; this was followed by a 1.7 magnitude quake at 2:38pm, and a 1.5 magnitude tremor at 2:43pm. According to the Big Bear City Fire Department, there are no reports of injury or damage resulting from these eleven quakes, though all emergency vehicles from the department were pulled out of the station’s garage, as a precautionary measure. These quakes have not yet been evaluated by...

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Quake Wake: Five Earthquakes Centered Outside Big Bear Lake Friday Morning; Largest Tremor Registers 2.7 Magnitude

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...

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Earthquake of 1.9 Magnitude Is Fourth in a Week, Centered Between Big Bear Lake and Running Springs

Though you may have thought it more strong winds, we did have an earthquake in our area yesterday evening. At 6:29pm Monday, and centered seven miles west northwest of Big Bear Lake, six miles northeast of Running Springs, there was an earthquake of a 1.9 magnitude. It was just last week that we had three earthquakes, all of which were centered in this same vicinity, just between Big Bear Lake and Running Springs. For specifics on earthquake preparedness, you can review some safety tips from the Big Bear City Fire Department—in the meantime, it is suggested that you have plenty of food and water, should a massive earthquake hit our area, and be sure that your family has a disaster preparedness plan. Update: On Wednesday, April 14, we had yet another quake in this area–a 2.5 magnitude tremor–at 4:18pm, centered eight miles west of Big Bear Lake, four miles east northeast of Running...

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Baja’s 7.2 Tremor on Easter Prompts Another “Quake-Up” Call: Are You Earthquake Prepared?

Big Bear City, CA — In light of yesterday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Baja Mexico, which was felt here (as a long, slow roll) in the Big Bear Valley at 3:40pm–and two local earthquakes since*–the Big Bear City Fire Department offers another “quake-up” call to residents; all are reminded to check disaster preparedness plans and supplies, as we never know when we will be rattled by a big quake (such as the 6.4 magnitude tremor we had in June 1992). Before an earthquake rattles Big Bear, the fire department reminds residents to check for hazards in your home. Tips include fastening shelves securely to walls; place large or heavy objects on lower shelves; store breakable items (such as bottled foods, glass and china) in low, closed cabinets with latches; brace overhead light fixtures; and hang heavy items, such as pictures and mirrors, away from beds, couches and anywhere people sit. When an earthquake does strike, take cover under a piece of heavy furniture, or against an inside wall, and hold on and stay inside; standing inside a doorway is no longer recommended. If outdoors, move into the open, away from buildings, streetlights, utility wires and trees, and stay in the open until the shaking stops. Bear City Fire also recommends that each family member know how to turn off gas, electricity and water, and teach children how and when...

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Ready for the Next Big One? Fire Departments Partner to Offer Tips on Surviving the Next Snow Storm, Earthquake or Wildfire

Big Bear Valley, CA — Our local fire agencies–including the Big Bear City Fire Department, the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, and San Bernardino County Fire, which has stations in both Fawnskin and Baldwin Lake–have issued a joint press release, urging Big Bear Valley residents to be prepared for the next storm event. Though we are enjoying sunny skies today, more snow could arrive as soon as tomorrow (Wednesday). Per the fire departments’ press release: Surviving Yet Another Event in the Big Bear Valley: Are You Prepared for the Next One? Big Bear has experienced many major events in the past 20+ years; including a 6.4 earthquake, March Miracle of flooding, wildfire evacuations, and now the heavy snowfall we recently experienced. We would like to think that we learn from each of these disasters and to be more prepared before another event happens. Yet, each time we experience a disaster in Big Bear, we find that there are many residents and visitors alike who are not fully prepared. All three fire agencies in the Big Bear Valley have collaborated to develop a “must do” list of preparedness along with suggestions to prepare for the future, regardless of the type of event. STAY INFORMED! Watch, read, and go online. See what the weather predictions are. Are there any fires nearby?  If you are away for an extended vacation or...

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