Take time to prepare before a significant earthquake to survive and recover
Last updated 2/24/2022 at 4:37pm
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...