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Earthquake Advisory Issued for Southern California

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CALIFORNIA – The  seismologists from the California Office of Emergency Services along with the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council have issued an Advisory for Southern California. This advisory comes due to what they believe is an increased chance of an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 or higher along the San Andreas fault.

This increased risk is due to an “earthquake swarm”, which is when a small area experiences a larger than normal amount of earthquakes during a short period of time. Recently, on Monday, September 26, 2016, there was a 4.3 earthquake around 4 miles south of Bombay Beach, Salton Sea (Imperial/Coachella valley), this came shortly after several smaller quakes.

This advisory is for the Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. This advisory remains in effect until Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. Being the end of emergency preparedness month, this is just another important reminder to be prepared for the event of an earthquake or another disaster. The Red Cross has valuable information on what to do to prepare for an earthquake, as well as what to do during and after an earthquake.

·       Drop, cover and hold on
·       If driving pull to side of road and stop until shaking stops.
·       Do not stop or take cover under over passes or bridges
·       If you smell gas, evacuate the area
·       Do not handle or drive over downed power lines

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  • Jan

    NOT!! OES had a press conference about Gov. Brown signing a bill!

  • Michael Eskin

    There is no record of CalOES issuing such an “Earthquake Advisory”. There was a reminder that we live in an area with earthquakes and some concern about the recent quake swarm in the Salton Sea very slightly increasing the probability of a 4.3 or greater quake in the next week or so. This article makes it sound like CalOES issued an imminent earthquake warning, which it did not as far as I can tell. This is very irresponsible of your organization to publish.

    • gareththefab

      I agree, it is irresponsible. I looked and couldn’t find such a thing either. And it sends the wrong message – we live in an area with a constant risk of a damaging earthquake. We need to be prepared all of the time, not for just a week.

      • Mel Rosenstein
        • Deb Elkins

          I checked the, California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council

          • Kyle

            and….

        • Marie Lidke

          If you believe anything on Wikipedia (a cite anyone can edit/post on) it shows you have no internet sense at all.

          • Mel Rosenstein

            You have no brain sense at all. Brain sense.

          • Marie Lidke

            You’re a moron and a failed troll.

    • Suzi Norton Newman

      http://www.keyt.com/news/earthquake-advisory-for-parts-of-southern-califonia/100711323

      The first paragraph: “The California Office of Emergency Services has issued an earthquake advisory for Southern California. Alerting several counties that the probability of a major earthquake is more likely this week.”

      • Michael Eskin

        I am still unable to find any mention of this on the California office of emergency services site. their press releases, or at the Los Angeles or San Diego County emergency services pages. That is very odd. So far it appears to be one media outlet quoting another media outlet and no direct source from the government verifying any of this. I think it’s important to see the original source considering the potential for panic with an advisory like this.

    • Keith Kessler

      “Preliminary calculations indicate that, as of 10:00 am (PDT) Sept. 27, 2016, there is a 0.03%-1% chance (1 in 3000 to 1 in 100) of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake being triggered on the Southern San Andreas fault within the next seven days through October 4, with the likelihood decreasing over time. This probability range is estimated using several models developed in California to assess foreshock/aftershock probabilities.”

      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/misc/2016-09-27.php

  • Arizona Patriot

    hoax

    • Mel Rosenstein

      Not a hoax….

  • Rich Morgan

    I have never even heard of the “California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council” WTF is this? I thought Cal Tech, issued advisories. They can’t predict an Earthquake anymore than, us trying to predict what obama’s next lie will be.. Nothing we can do if it happens , except hold on..

    • Roger Bermudez

      OMD MIGHTY MOUSE What does Obama have to do with this advisory? For crying in a bucket stick to the issue and post your Obama comments to the hater columns of the Pendejo Speaks.

    • NancyNyg

      moron

  • cat cafe

    Yeah, NO. NOT AT ALL. NOT IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER.

    This is the full extent of any “advisory,” on CalOES’s own website: “California is earthquake country. We must always be prepared and not let our guard down,” said Director Mark Ghilarducci. “The threat of an earthquake on the San Andreas Fault hasn’t gone away, so this is another important opportunity for us to revisit our emergency plans and learn what steps you need to take if a significant earthquake hits.”

    STOP LYING about things that are of ACTUAL IMPORTANCE. We expect a full retraction and a correction ASAP from you.

  • Deb Elkins

    Posted: Sep 29, 2016 06:36 PM PDT
    Updated: Sep 29, 2016 07:31 PM PD

    http://www.keyt.com/news/earthquake-advisory-for-parts-of-southern-califonia/100711323

  • Deb Elkins

    It is real

  • Harley

    “The California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council believes that stresses associated with this earthquake swarm may increase the probability of a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault by up to 1% until October 4” Hardly breaking news… 1% increase.

    • Michael Eskin

      There are USGS facts on the quake swarm, but that’s not what we’re discussing here. We’re discussing that this article claims that there was an official “earthquake advisory” from the CalOES or some group called the “California earthquake prediction evaluation council “. Nobody has been able to actually provide an official release on the California office of emergency services page or their press releases.

  • Frank MacLeod

    Absolute total BS from a sensationalizing, credibility lacking, “news site”.

    The OES said, “The council concluded that stresses associated with this recent
    earthquake swarm may slightly increase the probability between 0.03
    percent and 1.0 percent of an additional earthquake as large, or larger,
    than the September 26 magnitude 4.3 occurring over the next week.. Period.

    The announcement was just a general reminder that we live in earthquake country.

    http://www.oesnews.com/governors-director-emergency-services-reminds-californians-prepared-earthquakes/

  • Michael Eskin

    “Integrity is unbelievably important when reporting.” When I asked reporter Christie Martin on Twitter to provide me with a verifiable source for this article, rather than respond, she gave me a vague answer with no citation and then banned me from her Twitter feed. That’s journalistic integrity at its finest…

  • walkedmileseveryday

    And all this wake up call timed perfectly to market with emergency Preparedeness Week/ Was Hollywood on the danger list. If the World Series is extended into Novemeber, the percentage increase in revenue, will be greater than the cost of forming the earthquake prediction center approved by a politician who also owns 1/2 the mineral rights in the San Andreas fault.

  • Don Gross

    Mike and Gareththenosofab are diks

    in the last few days over 200 tremors were recorded in the region !! Watch carefully what happens in the next 3 months you morons _l_

    • Linda J Riley

      Check the following map, and you’ll see that these swarms of microquakes happen quite frequently in different parts of the state. The Bombay Beach area where these latest ones are happening has a mountain range in the area historically named”The Temblor Range”. The greater Mammoth Lakes region gets microquake swarms very often, as does the area near The Geysers north of San Francisco, and in the far northeast corner of California into Northwest Nevada. Last week, we had a small swarm of microquake swarms in Gardena, three miles from me.

      How many of these swarms are due to natural seismic activity, and how many are triggered by underground oil drilling, or the proximity of natural geothermal wells, remains to be seen.

      But as several have mentioned, it’s just a reminder that we live in an environment where we need to be prepared for a quake–both sheltering in place for an indefinite period, or with a “grab and go” backpack filled with a 72 hours emergency kit.

      http://scedc.caltech.edu/recent/index.html

  • Bob Shuttleworth

    I’ve heard this before. I’ve lived in Southern California since 1988, and I’ve felt my share of tremors., including the Northridge quake. I watched a gooseneck lamp in my living room quiver for nearly 30 seconds a couple of years ago too.
    I have heard the predictions that the San Andreas is ready for a “BIG” one. But they will only say , “Sometime in the next 20 years.” And that 20 year timeline keeps moving forward as the big on4e fails to appear/.. In a combat zone I learned a valuable lesson (Mostly applied to rocket attacks):
    If it hasn’t happened yet, don’y worry.
    If it just happened and you are all right, don’t worry
    If rockets are exploding near you right now, Worry!

    That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared, just don’t go overboard, like the guy at the gas station in san Diego after the Northridge quake (A goodly distance from San Diego) His Pick Up was filled to overflowing with all of his family’s worldly possessions. When asked if he was moving he answered
    “You’re damned righty I’m moving. They predict a 10% chance of aftershocks or another earthquake,”.
    The other party then commented to him, “But doesn’t that mean there is a 90% chance that it won’t happen?”

    Yes ther is always a “chance” You might also have a car smash into your living room, or yoiu car may blow a tire and send you careening off of a cliff. You might be in a theatyer watching a movie when some opoens fire, All possibilities, but what are the odds? Do we live in fear, or do we prepare as best we can, and then get on with our lives? Personally I choose the latter.

    • des1952

      Good post, but I gotta say, I moved out of SoCal in 2006 to northern/central California, after being in SoCal since 1960, and it’s been nice. Have only felt one teeny tiny shake in 10 years. I miss SoCal but I sure as hell don’t miss the earthquakes (or the traffic)!

  • TALK2TAMIKO

    OMG! I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING HERE. ARE YOU PEOPLE SERIOUS? I GUESS NONE OF YOU EVER HEARD THE STORY ABOUT THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANTS, THIS IS SOMEWHAT SIMULAR BECAUSE HERE THESE EXPERTS WHO HAVE STUDIED EARTHQUAKES ALL THEIR LIVES. EARTHQUAKES ARE THEIR LIVES, SO THEY KNOW HOW QUAKES COME, LEAVE, MOVE. THEIR DURATION, STRENGTH, AND WHAT THE OUTCOME WOULD BE IF THE BIG QUAKE HITS. SO I TRUST THEM AND I TRUST ALL THE WARNINGS THE GIVE US. I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ALL SEEM TO HAVE DOUBT, BECAUSE WE ALL HEARD IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AND THE ONLY THING THAT DOES IS THAT TIME KEEPS ON GOING, OK I GET THAT. WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND IS EVEN IN DOUBT WE STILL NEED TO PREPARE OURSELVES FOR WHATEVER LIES AHEAD. I LIKE TO LIVE AHEAD OF MYSELF JUST IN CASE. I HAVE SOME STUFF PUT TO THE SIDE AND BURIED IF ANYTHING STRUCK AND FLIPPED LIFE UPSIDE DOWN, I WANT TO BE PREPARED. I DON’T MEAN JUST IN CASE OF QUAKES ONLY. WHEN I SAID ANYTHING I MEAN JUST THAT. SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN TO MY HOME AND I CAN WIND UP LIVING ON THE STREET AGAIN, AT LEAST I HAVE PREPARED MYSELF OF LIFE UNEXPECTENCYS.IT ALL GOES BACK TO THAT CHILDHOOD STORY I MEANTIONED EARILER. WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE TO BE THE ANT OR THE GRASSHOPPER.I CHOOSE TO BE THE ANT, I RATHER BE WELL PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTANT THAN TO BE THERE WITH NOTHING NO SUPPLIES AND NO CLUE IF AND WHEN SOMETHING WAS TO HAPPEN. IRONICALLY, I AM TERRIFIED OF EARTHQUAKES AND I HAVE LIVED IN CALIFORNIA SINCE I WAS BORN IN 1974 AND I HAVE BEEN IN THE WORSE DEADLIST QUAKES OF MY TIME, WHEN THE EARTH SHOOK SAN FRANCISCO MANY LIVES TAKEN. EXPERTS WARNED THE PUBLIC AND LIKE AS THEY ARE DOING NOW THE PUBLIC DIDN’T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY OR DIDNT BOTHER TO LISTEN, AND WE ALL SEE WHAT DOUBT HAD DONE. IT MADE US UNPREPARED BLIND TO ALL THE ADVISORYS AND UNAWARE OF THE DANGERS IN IT, LOOK AT TO WHERE HAVING ANY DOUBT OR MISTRUST TOWARD THESE EXPERTS’ KNOWLEDGE HAS BROUGHT US. I KNOW IF THINGS WERE DIFFERENT WHEN IN I BELIEVE IT WAS 1987 OR 1988 QUAKE HIT THE DEAD RATE WOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOT LOWER.LOOK WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS THIS IT ISNT GOING TO KILL ANYONE TO GATHER SOME EMERGENCY SUPPLIES, SUPPLIES LIKE DEHYDRATED SURVIVAL FOOD, FIRST AID KITS, BLANKETS, SMALL TOOLS TO BUILD AND FIX WITH, FLASHLIGHTS, GLOWSTICKS COOKING UTINSILS AND FUEL AND IF YOU HAVE PETS PUT STUFF AWAY FOR THEM TOO. I OWN TWO DOGS AND THEY BOTH HAVE A DOGGY BACKPACK THEY CARRY LIKE SADDLE BAGS, FULL OF SOOF BOTTLES WATER, WATER TABLETS,DRY FOOD, BLANKET LEASHES GLOW IN THE DARK COLLARS AND FIRST AIDE KITS FOR PETS. ITS BETTER TO BE AHEAD OF ANY DISASTER THAN TO BE LEFT FAR BEHIND. LOOK IF YOU DO THIS I PROMISE YOU THAT YOU WILL HAVE SOME SENSE OF COMFORT THAT YOU WILL BE OK IN CASE IT HAPPENS. IF IT NEVER HAPPENS WELL AT LEAST YOU KNOW THAT YOU WONT GO HUNGREY ANYTHIME SOON. WELL THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. LIVE RESPONSIBLY BY PREPARING FOR WHATS AHEAD. MAKE A FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN AND TALK TO YOUR FAMILY ABOUT IT . YOU MAY THINK ITS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY, BUT I’D RATHER BE BROKE, HAVING STREET SMARTS AND WITH SURVIVOR INSTINCTS, THAN TO BE DOUBTFUL AND CO-DEPENDANT. THE CHOICE IS YOURS, BUT CHOOSE WISELY. DOUBT GETS PEOPLE KILLED.

    • Christopher Weatherly

      Is your voice tired from all that yelling?

      • Nunyabidness

        I couldn’t make it past “simular”. lol

        • Ucantmakethisup

          You got further than I did…LOL

    • Marie Lidke

      By the way the professionals will be the firsts ones to tell you that no one can predict a earthquake, Also, no one here is saying not too prepare yourself. Living in California (or anywhere that has national disasters for that matter) you should always be prepared for what might happen. Does that mean freaking out every time they say there might be a earthquake? No. So how about you lower your voice and calm your self down a little. Growing up in California there is no one I know who is not prepared and ready for Earthquakes. I laugh at you people who freak out over little things.

    • Nina Rudd

      I have a dog named Miko. Thats all.

      • TALK2TAMIKO

        REALLY, WELL THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BIT OF INFO YOU KNOW DOGS ARE EXTREMELY LOYAL, ESPECIALLY THE FEMALES. THEY CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS BITCHES WHEN THEY NEED TO BE. WOW, YOU HAVE A LOVELY NAME, IF EVER I WAS TO HAVE A PET TOAD IT WOULD HAVE YOUR LOVELY NAME. WELL YOU TAKE CARE NOW. THAT’S ALL.

  • Denise Gibson

    Seriously, great job reporting the very tiny chance of this:
    The council concluded that stresses associated with this recent earthquake swarm may slightly increase the probability between 0.03 percent and 1.0 percent of an additional earthquake as large, or larger, than the September 26 magnitude 4.3 occurring over the next week
    http://www.oesnews.com/governors-director-emergency-services-reminds-californians-prepared-earthquakes/

  • paulbeddows

    I am driving through california in early Novemeber. Am I DOOMED?

  • furrburger

    My fat neighbor got married to his fat girlfriend and they’re headed to Disneyland for their honeymoon. That probably has a lot to do with this warning as their reception was in the Coachella Valley… so, fat people dancing, now heading to Disney to knock boots. Hold on folks!!