In 1906 San Francisco experienced one of the worst natural disasters in history, an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude. What did we learn from the earthquake, and what changes did we implement after the earthquake? Have we done enough to prepare for the next big earthquake? In this article, we review discoveries related to geology, earthquake-induced fires, building performance, and the recovery process.
Pop culture has long referenced and dramatically predicted the aftermath of “The Big One” hitting California along the San Andreas Fault Line. While you have more than likely heard of California’s “Big One” – have you heard of “The Really Big One”?
I’ll never forget the 4th of July 2019. And nor will the residents of Ridgecrest, CA where large earthquakes on back-to-back days rumbled more dramatically than the fireworks. Felt throughout Southern California, Magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes occurred in Ridgecrest on July 4 and 5, 2019. We commemorate this one-year anniversary with stories of resilience.
A Magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred early this morning, centered in a remote region of Nevada about 60 miles east of the California border. Light shaking was felt widely throughout the Central Valley of California and up to Reno, Nevada.
Aftershocks in the range of Magnitude 4 and 5 have been continuing to occur this morning.
Remember: when you start to feel shaking, Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
The current coronavirus outbreak is helping us learn and practice what it takes to be resourceful. As a result, we will be better equipped to face the next earthquake or other natural disaster.