Your Neighbor in Real Estate: Earthquake Swarms

Earthquake Swarms

Shaking house in LaVerneI must be losing my sensitivity to earthquakes, no I don't think so.
So unknown to me, around 4:30 and 5:00 AM this morning there were approximately nine small quakes. Most of them were rated under 2.0 magnitude. 
The first one was a 3.7-magnitude shaker centered a mile from La Verne. According to the USGS, the epicenter was a mile from San Dimas, California, two miles from Pomona and three miles from Diamond Bar. It was followed by a temblor measuring 3.8.
It is again time to get Prepared!
Here is what you need, according to the U.S. Geological Survey
  • Fire extinguisher   
  • Adequate supplies of medications that you or family members are taking
  • Crescent and pipe wrenches to turn off gas and water supplies
  • First-aid kit and handbook
  • Flashlights with extra bulbs and batteries
  • Portable radio with extra batteries
  • Water for each family member for at least two weeks (allow at least 1 gallon per person per day) and purification tablets or chlorine bleach to purify drinking water from other sources
  • Canned and package foods, enough for several days and MECHANICAL can opener. Extra food for pets if necessary
  • Camp stove or barbecue to cook on outdoors (store fuel out of the reach of children)
  • Waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags for waste disposal
From USGS U.S. Geological Survey  
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Comment balloon 7 commentsSandy Acevedo • September 19 2013 08:35PM


Used to live in California. Was there for a 6.5. Was enough to get me to move out of state. Guess I will take hurricanes anytime. You know if they are coming.

Posted by Bill Reddington, Destin Florida Real Estate (Re/max By The Sea) over 7 years ago

Hi Bill, Yes, the forces of nature are enough to get people to move. To each his own. Thanks for your thoughts!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 7 years ago

Rock and roll....literally.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 7 years ago

Sandy, good reminders on how to propare for earthquakes, what to have on hand. More of us should take this to heart.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

I've lived through some big ones in Alaska. They are unnerving...being prepared is pretty critical for survival. I always know a few seconds before one hits - unless they are really small and I'm sleeping. ( It sounds like that was the case for you too).

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 7 years ago

Good tips for every family. In our area, hurricanes are more common than earthquakes. All of us need to be prepared for emergency conditions.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Here in Chicago Land we have horrible cold weather but no hurricanes. I bet it is very scary. Also another interesting thing is that Lake Michigan is such a huge body or water and so powerful that there are almost never ever a tornado. They get swept out in the lake. The news often shows water swirls out in the lake but near the shore there has not been one since the 50's.

Have a great day Sandy

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 7 years ago