Orange County Register Predicts Earthquake
The Orange County Register, which is rapidly becoming the news source of choice for greater Orange County, supplanting the Los Angeles Times, had a front page story today entitles, "THE NEXT BIG QUAKE", and included a photo of the San Andreas Fault to get your attention. It got mine.
Here's the link to their story, with the byline of Gary Robbins, their "Science Dude", that predicts a large earthquake - 6.7 on the Richter Scale or stronger - within the next 30 years. Once there you will find other articles, one about Tsunamis, for example, that will also get your attention.
Those of you who have read this blog for some time know that this is the second generation of A Bubbling Cauldron. The first, using what I referred to as a bargain basement blogging tool, was abandoned eighteen months ago. However, occasionally I'll provide a link to a specific segment to illustrate a contemporary point. This is one of those times.
A few years ago, following Hurricane Katrina, I wrote an essay entitled, "The Big One - Fiction or Prediction?", in which I presented a scenario in which the Newport-Inglewood Fault ruptured. You can read that essay by simply clicking on the title.
It's never too soon to make preparations for a cataclysmic event. Earthquake preparedness kits for your homes and automobiles are essential parts of that preparedness. Now's the time - make plans for the safety and security of your loved ones when The Big One hits.
A quick Google search will turn up many sites to help you begin your preparations. Here are a couple to get you started:
Los Angeles Fire Department Earthquake Preparedness Handbook (pdf)
The disastercenter.com preparedness list
The precautions outlined in those two sites and many others are simple, straightforward and easily followed. Don't delay.