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Thursday, March 9, 2017

What are the chances of a major earthquake in Southern California?


Friday, March 10 is the anniversary of Long Beach earthquake in 1933, the deadliest California quake in 100 years. Let's take a look at our chances of another massive disaster. 2017 FORECAST The U.S. Geological Survey earthquake forecast maps show the risk of human-activity-induced earthquakes in Oklahoma are now as high as natural occurring earthquakes in California. Before 2016, the USGS maps identified hazards only from natural earthquakes. Read more FULL REPORT

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

LA's Stretch Of San Andreas Fault Overdue For Major Quake


A portion of the San Andreas fault line along the Grapevine has built up enough energy to release a quake that could shake for minutes.

LOS ANGELES, CA — Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the Grapevine north of Los Angeles, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more FULL REPORT

California Earthquake Update: After 250 Quakes Hit Over New Year's, Is Los Angeles Safe?



The more than 250 earthquakes that hit southeast of Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve didn't do much physical damage, but they left some residents and scientists concerned about the possibility of future — and worse — quakes.

 This weekend's earthquakes hit near the California-Mexico border, and the strongest was a 3.9 magnitude quake that struck about 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles beneath the town of Brawley, according to the Los Angeles Times.

That location, scientists said, is an important spot to watch because it connects two faults — the San Andreas and Imperial faults — and could therefore trigger dangerous and damaging quakes.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

Washington (AFP) - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, at a depth of 62 miles (100 kilometers), struck shortly after 1400 GMT about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in the South American nation's La Rioja province. Read more FULL ARTICLE

Tsunami hits New Zealand after series of strong quakes

"Utter devastation" after major quake, aftershocks hit New Zealand (Reuters) - A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 rattled New Zealand's South Island on Monday, hours after a more powerful quake killed at least two people, damaged roads and buildings and sent thousands fleeing to higher ground. Read more FULL ARTICLE

Monday, October 3, 2016

Heightened earthquake alert issued for Southern California

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Southern California residents should remain on heightened alert until Tuesday for the increased possibility of a major earthquake, officials said. Read more FULL ARTICLE

San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach. FULL ARTICLE

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Large-scale motion detected near San Andreas Fault



The top diagram shows the lobes of movement, uplift in red and subsidence in blue, found using GPS data, while the botom diagram shows the lobes predicted by an earthquake simulation model. Image by University of Hawaii, Manoa
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pacific Northwest prepares for massive earthquake, tsunami



 From: KOMO

 "I wish I could say we're totally ready, but we're not," says Robert Ezelle, Emergency Management Director for Washington State....


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Friday, June 3, 2016

FEMA CASCADIA RISING MANUAL

FEMA Bracing for the Earthquake That Will Decimate the Pacific Northwest


 In an attempt to prepare for what’s been called The Really Big One, an earthquake of magnitude 9 or above — which scientists in 2015 determined will,

In fact, occur sometime within the next 100 years — in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct massive drills in beginning June.

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Citywide Emergency Drill is scheduled for Saturday June 11



June 11 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM As part of Cascadia Rising, we are reserving this date for a citywide Hub drill. We will post participating hub locations and drill hours as the date draws closer, watch our website for specific information and a call for participants and citizen actors. 13000 Lake City Way Northeast, Seattle, WA Our next Citywide Emergency Drill is scheduled for Saturday June 11, at the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub pod located in the SE corner of the lower parking lot at the Lake City Fred Meyer store.

We need volunteers to staff the Hub or to present us with a variety of scripted scenarios likely encountered during a major earthquake.

We also hope that Ham radio operators or anyone interested in becoming Ham radio operators will attend. This drill is scheduled the same week as the major regional earthquake response training, Cascadia Rising, which focuses on emergency response to a 9.0 magnitude subduction zone quake--our worst case scenario. Our drill focuses on community responses 5 days after that quake. Please share/post the attached flyer.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

JUNE 11 - Prepared for the BIG ONE? Take part in the City Wide Emergency Drill



Sat, Jun 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 13000 Lake City Way Northeast, Seattle, WA Our next Citywide Emergency Drill is scheduled for Saturday June 11, 9-11 am at the Lake City Emergency Communication Hub pod located in the SE corner of the lower parking lot at the Lake City Fred Meyer store.

We need volunteers to staff the Hub or to present us with a variety of scripted scenarios likely encountered during a major earthquake.

We also hope that Ham radio operators or anyone interested in becoming Ham radio operators will attend. This drill is scheduled the same week as the major regional earthquake response training, Cascadia Rising, which focuses on emergency response to a 9.0 magnitude subduction zone quake--our worst case scenario. Our drill focuses on community responses 5 days after that quake. Please share/post the attached flyer.

Read more FULL ARTICLE

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ecuador Hit by Two More Earthquakes

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QUITO, Ecuador—Two powerful earthquakes jolted Ecuador on Wednesday, a magnitude-6.7 quake in the early morning followed by one of magnitude 6.8 near midday, about a month after a devastating quake killed about 660 people. The extent of damage from the second quake wasn’t immediately clear... Read more FULL ARTICLE

Emergency planners plan for deadly 'Big One' earthquake

Seismologists say a full rupture of a 650-mile-long offshore fault running from Northern California to British Columbia and an ensuing tsunami could come in our lifetime, and emergency management officials are busy preparing for the worst. Read more FULL ARTICLE

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Geologists predict that a powerful earthquake could hit the San Francisco Bay Area


There's a big earthquake coming. The July 2015 magnitude-4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area caused relatively little damage, but it gave a glimpse of the potential geological threats the region could face. Read more FULL REPORT

Wednesday, September 16, 2015