Did You Feel It?
If you're reading this anywhere from Los Angeles south I know you probably felt the earthquake in Mexico this afternoon. That shaker, calibrated at 7.2 on the Richter Scale, sure did get a lot of people's attention! When it hit at 3:40 p.m. Easter Sunday I was enjoying a family holiday gathering in South Orange County. It rolled and swayed us for 40 seconds and set off car alarms in the neighborhood.
USGS CHART SHOWS QUAKES
Here's a chart from the USGS web site that shows the intensity of the quake and the others that have followed until just before midnight Sunday.
You can visit the USGS site HERE and click on the link in the upper left corner for California quakes - click on the line with the names of faults for more info.
GET PREPARED - NOW!
This quake is yet another reminder that each of us should get ourselves prepared for the next BIG ONE. There are many resources available online to help with the planning process. Having watched the coverage of the Haiti earthquake that took over 250,000 lives and has destroyed the economy of what was already one of the poorest nations on the planet, I think it's important for us all to get focused on what it will take for each of us as individuals to survive at least a week should our area be hit by an earthquake the magnitude of the one that hit Mexico earlier today. The clock is ticking, my friends...