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Take time to prepare before a significant earthquake to survive and recover

 

Last updated 2/24/2022 at 4:37pm

San Diego County has prepared multiple measures to ensure earthquake safety and awareness, from an earthquake alert app to creating personal safety plans. Village News/Courtesy photo

Yvette Urrea Moe

County of San Diego Communications Office

Earthquakes happen every day in California. Nearly all are so minor they go unnoticed. But one long-range scientific model (pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2015/3009/) forecasts a 6.7 magnitude will happen sometime in California in the next 12 years. Yet, the warning for a specific earthquake doesn't come more than a few seconds ahead. That means the only time to prepare for a significant earthquake is before one happens.

As part of Earthquake Preparedness Month in California, the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services recommends residents...



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