Links to Earthquake Safety
San Andreas Faultline
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KTIE 590 Talk Radio Inland Empire Spotlight
Trapped on a California
Listen in as we discuss the possibilities of such a scenario and what
you should be
carrying in your car to help prepare you for such
Water Storage & Earthquake
Emergency Water Storage Information
Do I Really Need to Worry?
Do I Put in an Earthquake Kit ?
Word About Kits....
Earthquakes and Fires
In the 1906 San
Francisco 7.8 earthquake, the city burns to the ground -
will happen to SoCal when the "Big One" hits?
and the Pacific Ring of Fire
About 90% of
the world's earthquakes and 80% of the world's
occur along the Ring of Fire
Earthquakes and Solar Phenomena
Warned of Threat Worse than Katrina, Plague, WWII
And it's not a
matter of if, but when.
Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions
30 Incredible Photographs
Radiation Crisis in Japan: What It Means to You
Plausible "BIG ONE"
* In the most heavily damaged areas,
electricity will remain out for weeks or longer.
* Water will stop flowing in many taps for
weeks or months.
sewer pipes will contaminate broken water pipes, and in some places,
tap water will be unsafe to drink for as long as a year.
* Transportation by road and
rail will be disrupted by fault rupture and landslides, and may take
months to repair.
* Some hospital buildings will be closed by
structural damage; many others will be unusable because of
non-structural damage such as broken water pipes and unsecured
* Two thirds of the region's internet lines will be
ruptured by the fault.
7/09 Mysterious tremors detected on San Andreas Fault
detected a spike in underground rumblings on a section of California's
San Andreas Fault that produced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake in 1857.....Read
full story @ Foxnews.com>>
San Andreas affected by
2004 Sumatran Quake
ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2009) — U.S. seismologists have found evidence
that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis
throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's
famed San Andreas Fault....more
Headline: Beached fish spells earthquake disaster for Japan
This was the headline in 2010 after the Haiti
1 year prior to the Japan
Japan is bracing itself after
dozens of rare giant oarfish - traditionally the harbinger of a powerful
earthquake - have been washed ashore or caught in fishermen's nets. The
appearance of the fish follows Saturday's destructive 8.8 magnitude
earthquake in Chile and the January 12 tremors in Haiti, which claimed
an estimated 200,000 lives. A quake with a magnitude of 6.4 has also
struck southern Taiwan.
SoCal Experiencing Surge in Earthquake Activity
There have been 70 quakes greater
than a magnitude 4.0 so far this year. That's the most of any year in
the last decade -- and, it's only April. There were 30 in 2009 and 29 in
Southern California Earthquake
is a community of over 600 scientists, students, and
others at over 60 institutions worldwide, headquartered at the
University of Southern California. SCEC is funded by the National
Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a
comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and
elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake
Dare to Prepare
professionals, business and community leaders, emergency managers, and
others have joined together to organize Dare to Prepare, an earthquake
readiness campaign to raise earthquake awareness and encourage
earthquake readiness in Southern California. The campaign is supported
with funding from federal, state, and local partners.
California Shake Out main page
All about the results of the
2008 shake Out
and information on the 2009 Shake Out.
The USGS and the Southern California Shakeout.
ever wanted to know about earthquakes and
the effects it would have
on Southern California.
Earthquake Safety for the Elderly &
Earthquake Safety by County
Los Angeles Chapter Red Cross - Earthquake Safety
Other Emergency Information Links:
Be Prepared California
Information on emergency
preparations for yourself and family. Information about terrorists
threats, bioterrorism, wildfires, Pandemic flu, and natural disasters
and how to protect yourself.
Tips for children, seniors, and those
This is a an emergency preparation site
from Fema. It contains information on emergency preparedness kits, and
emergency preparation for military personnel, seniors, disabled, pet
owners and more.
Natural and Man-made emergency hazard information and
What to do about the flu.
information on US Government H1N1, Avian, and pandemic flu.
Broad coverage of emergency
preparedness, response and recovery for families and businesses.
contains information on current terror alert levels, travel safety
warnings at home and abroad, first responder and disaster relief.
Center for Disease Control
For all your safety and health
concerns. Includes information on Emergency preparedness and response,
Diseases & conditions, Environmental health, Healthy living, Travel
health, Injuries & safety, Workplace safety, and health for different
American Red Cross
Emergency Preparation, kit building, and
Disaster Response Information.
Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of
medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
This easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated
with drug recall news, and provides comprehensive, unbiased information
about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly
Across the world, death and serious injuries occur from Consumer
Products all too often. This site is dedicated to helping raise
awareness of these products that we hope will decrease the amount of
Quick Emergency Earthquake
Preparing for an earthquake :
- Choose an out-of-town family contact for
all family members to call
- Eliminate hazards, including:
- Bolting bookcases, china
cabinets, and other tall furniture to wall studs.
- Installing strong latches on
- Strapping the water heater to
- Take a first aid class from your local Red
Cross chapter. Keep your earthquake training current.
- Get training in how to use a fire
extinguisher from your local fire department.
- Inform baby sitters and care givers of your
Prepare an emergency disaster
kit for home and autos :
- Kits that include;
- Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and
plenty of extra batteries
- At least three gallons of water per
person, preferably more
- Canned food and can opener
- First aid kit
- Essential medications
- Tools and instructions to shut off
- Sturdy shoes and work gloves, blankets
- Sanitation supplies
- Fire extinguisher
- Keep a pair of shoes and a flashlight by
During an earthquake if
- Take cover under a desk, table or
bench; or against an inside wall or doorway.
- Stay away windows, outside doors and
walls and anything that could fall on you.
- If you're sleeping, stay in bed and
cover your head with a pillow. If your bed is under a heavy
light fixture or you have a large mirror or painting over your
headboard, move to the nearest safe place.
- Stay inside until the shaking stops.
Most injuries during an earthquake occur when people enter or
exit a structure.
- Be aware that the electricity may go
out or sprinkler systems and alarms may go off.
- Do not use elevators.
- Stay there and move away from
buildings, streetlights, and overhead utility wires.
- In a moving
- Keep earthquake survival kits in your
- Stop quickly but safely and stay in the
vehicle. Don't stop near or under buildings, trees, overpasses
or overhead utility wires.
- Proceed carefully once the shaking has
stopped and keep an eye out for road damage and obstructions.
- Trapped under debris:
- Do not light a match for light.
- Do not move about or kick up dust.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a
handkerchief or clothing to keep dust out.
- Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can
locate you. Use a whistle or shout for help. Use three taps or
whistles followed by a pause until rescuers find you.
What to do after the shaking stops:
More Tips: You should print out these preparation, safety and
recovery tips in case you don't have access to a computer or power after
an earthquake strikes.
- Check yourself and others for injuries and
protect yourself from further injuries, using shoes, gloves etc.
- Be ready to give first aid for any injuries
- Extinguish any small fires and try to
eliminate any further hazards.
- Shut off gas at meter if you smell gas -
only a professional will be able to turn it back on.
- Listen to an emergency radio for
- Prepare for aftershocks
- Inspect for damage to home and get out if
it seems unsafe
- Use the telephone only for life threatening
- Develop an earthquake safety action plan for your family
identifying places that can provide the highest amount of protection
during an earthquake as well as an escape route and off-premises
- Become familiar with your community's disaster preparedness
- Create a disaster plan for your pets so no family member will
jeopardize his or her safety to protect animals.
- Teach family members how to shut off water, gas and electricity
to the house, or where possible, have an automatic gas shut-off
device installed to reduce the risk of fire occurring after the
- Purchase at least one multi-purpose dry chemical fire
- Install smoke detectors and change the batteries every six
- Prepare an emergency supplies kit including a three-day supply
of bottled water and non-perishable food, as well as a manual can
opener, paper plates, cups, utensils, first-aid kit, flashlight and
battery-operated radio with extra batteries.
- Retrofit your home's structure to better withstand the forces of
an earthquake. This is a job for a professional architect, engineer
or building contractor.
- Retrofit nonstructural areas of your home to protect your
- Attach cabinets and bookcases to the wall using brackets.
- Secure heavy objects (e.g. television, stereos, computers,
armoires) with brackets or safety straps.
- Secure picture frames, bulletin boards and mirrors to walls
using closed-eye screws anchored into wall studs.
- Secure ceiling lights to supports using safety cables.
- Apply safety film to windows and glass doors.
- Anchor large appliances (e.g. refrigerator, stove) to walls
using safety cables or straps.
- Install flexible gas lines and automatic gas shutoff valves.
- Tack down glassware, heirlooms and figurines with putty.
- Install latches on kitchen cabinet doors to prevent items from
- Review your insurance policies to assure that you have adequate
Don't Despair - Prepare