Earthquake In Long Beach
Published: August 19, 2011
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake’s epicenter was just five miles from Seal Beach and Rossmoor.
Scientists locate the earthquake as coming from below Recreation Park in East Seventh Street and Park Avenue.
Residents as far away as Camarillo and Palmdale reported feeling the quake. No serious damage was reported.
The Newport-Inglewood fault extends from Seal Beach in Belmont Shore, near the bridge and head Marina in the vicinity Hill, Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station and the National Wildlife Refuge before heading south into Sunset Beach.
According to the Geological Survey of the United States, there were two earthquakes of late as Seal Beach and Rossmoor residents may have felt, including an earthquake of 3.8 in November with an epicenter off the coast and a smaller at the end of December-D2. 0 earthquake with its epicenter in Long Beach.
In 1933, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 Long Beach caused significant damage in Seal Beach, destroying portions of the old school Zoete.
According to Seal Beach Emergency Operations Plan, the main threat of an earthquake is a process called liquefaction, in which the main shaking mixes the soil and water, destabilizing the structures above.
The concern of the earthquake in the other region is the tsunami triggered by an earthquake. All tsunami-affected Seal Beach would probably be caused by an earthquake far away as Alaska earthquake of magnitude 8.4 in 1964, which left five-foot tidal waves in Seal Beach. Today the city has a reverse 911 systems in place for issuing tsunami warnings. All telephones in your household must be registered and signed in OC alert.
The Police Department Seal Beach offers these steps to prepare for a natural disaster:
1. Make a kit
Have a supply of seven days:
* Non-perishable food (canned, no cooking, packaging) and a manual can opener.
* Water (1 gallon per person or per animal per day)
* First aid kit (including first aid manual)
* Drugs (prescription and nonprescription) and eye
* Flashlight with batteries, a radio and batteries.
* The personal hygiene items, toilet paper, paper towels and garbage bags for large bins.
* Copies of important documents.
* Articles for animals (food, water, cages / leashes).
* Items for infants (formula, diapers, etc.).
* Tools (including tape, neon-colored tape or rope to block hazardous areas).
* Have small kits for your car and at work.
* Cash in small denominations ($ 1, $ 5, $ 10) (ATMS and credit cards do not work if the power is out).
* Fire extinguisher (type A-B-C).
* Safety glasses, gloves, mask and helmet.
* Change of clothing and sturdy shoes.
* The names, addresses and telephone numbers of doctors and pharmacists.
* Stove or charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.
* Keep the kit in a container strong and easy to carry.
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