Earthquakes have the potential to tear whole cities from their foundation. What should you do if you find yourself in the middle of one?
There are over 20,000 earthquakes that are detected that happen around the world each year. If you’re wondering why you don’t hear about them in the news every day, it’s because most of them are so small they can only be detected by the finest of seismographs. Seismologists predict there could be millions of quakes that happen every year, but modern technology cannot detect them. When one strikes, what should […]
How do you prepare for something that is unpredictable & unstoppable?
Not one single person on the planet can tell you when or where the next earthquake will strike. The best seismologists can do is give us a prediction based on past evidence and patterns within the area—which are fairly reliable because Earth tends to stick to patterns. Being prepared is the best protection against coming to harm for the next earthquake.
(Side note: If you live in the LA area, the prediction is that a magnitude 5+ earthquake will strike by April 2018!)
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Follow these tips when the ground starts shaking next.
Experiencing an earthquake can be very scary. While there are plenty of guides out there to help you prepare for the next quake, do you know what to do while the ground is shaking? Keep these earthquake safety tips in mind to help you stay safe during the next earthquake.
If you are inside, drop, cover, and hold on to something sturdy, such as a desk or table. Stay away from all glass and windows. Once the shaking stops, head outside and stay clear of any hazardous […]
Did you know these facts and figures about earthquakes and insurance in California?
When you move to Southern California, you know it comes with pros and cons. Sure, the former definitely outweigh the latter, but you do need to consider the risks you face as a Californian. We’re not just talking about traffic and smog, either.
There are 2,000 known faults crossing California, making it prime territory for an earthquake. The California Earthquake Authority reports that there’s a 99.7 percent (yes, you read that right) chance that a quake of 6.7 […]