Over the past few months, I have heard the Red Cross in Southern Oregon providing ‘advice’ to radio listeners on one or more radio stations. In the radio announcement, they are providing preparedness information about the predicted 9+ earthquake that occurs off the Northern California-Oregon coast every 300-350 years, and is expected to hit anytime now. More Here.
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Posted on January 26, 2015 by Brian Meyer
We’ve all grown pretty accustomed to getting everything we need from the grocery store, from food to cleaning products today’s supermarket is a haven of necessities and not-so-necessities for our modern age.
But what happens when there’s a major natural disaster? Even if your supermarket isn’t damaged a natural disaster on a large enough scale can not only impact your food supply, but wipe it out completely. Check out the list of viable natural disasters below, how they each can impact your food supply, and what to do to prevent it from happening to you.
Massive Hurri... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 15, 2014 by SurvivalBased
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.
GPS readings found parts of the San Joaquin Valley floor have been sinking for decades through gradual depletion of the aquifer while the surrounding mountains are being uplifted. This motion pr... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 3, 2014 by SurvivalBased
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake — a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust.
President Michelle Bachelet arrived in Iquique before noon to review damage after declaring a state of emergency. Hours earlier, she sent a military plane with 100 anti-riot police to join 300 soldiers deployed to prevent looting and round up escaped pr... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 2, 2014 by Jacob B.
LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood — a heavily populat... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 2, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy
On March 17, 2014, Los Angeles experienced a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, the strongest the city had seen in two decades. Fortunately this event caused little damage, but if you live in an area prone to earthquakes, it is important to be prepared for them as they can strike at any time with devastating force.
The threat of earthquakes is greater in certain parts of the country than others, particularly along fault lines. Coastal California sits on several fault lines, and major metr... Continue Reading →