Monday, August 27, 2012

Over 400 Earthquakes Hit Brawley, California

Over 400 earthquakes hit the town of Brawley, California in the last seven days, many of which coming from the last 48 hours.

There were several earthquakes, the strongest of which measured approximately a 5.5 on the Richter scale. There have been no reports of severe damage or severe injuries, but small damage to household items has been reported (broken shelves, etc.).

If you are in an earthquake, quickly gather a prepared bag of emergency supplies and head outside to avoid possible falling debris from your house. Gas leaks and other dangerous broken pipelines can pose a serious threat to life.


1 comment:

Randy the Random Dude said...

Actually, FEMA recommends that if you are indoors during an earthquake that you should take cover under a sturdy table or piece of furniture. There simply isn't enough time to head outside during an earthquake, and the risk is there that something will fall on you.