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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