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GPS Readings to Determine Earthquake Fault Movement

Big Bear, Ca July 15, 2011 8:00 am – Four research scientists visiting Big Bear this weekend won’t be seen in the Village or on the lake.  The two teams of geology students are in the Valley to measure earthquake fault movement.  The project headed by Cal State San Bernardino professor of geological sciences Sally McGill, is surveying benchmarks around the Inland Empire using high-precision global positioning equipment to record each location.  These GPS units can accurately measure within a few millimeters. The information recorded this weekend will be compared with other data collected since 2002 to monitor how fast each point is moving.  The two data collection sites in the Big Bear Valley are south of Erwin Lake and north of Fawnskin.  The geology students at the Erwin Lake site are Elizabeth Upton from Occidental College in Los Angeles and Joseph Ramos from Cal State San Bernardino.  Joseph will also be collecting GPS data for his senior research project while at the site.  The students at the Fawnskin location are summer interns Robert Mason from Pasadena City College and Ashley Grijalva from the University of Texas at El Paso.  On Monday, once the GPS information is collected, the students will return to Cal State San...

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Small Earthquakes Centered in Running Springs

Big Bear, Ca, May 27, 2011, 5:00pm – A string of small earthquakes has occurred today in the 4 o’clock hour.  The largest was a 3.8 and was centered in the Running Springs area.  Zenah Smith, owner of the Enchanted Crystal in Running Springs told KBHR that no damage occurred at her shop, which carries delicate crystal products.  Seven earthquakes occurred after the initial 3.8, and were all between 1.4 and 2.6 in strength.  No damage has been reported at this time. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30773.mp3|titles=Running Springs Earthquakes May 27,...

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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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