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Earthquake Alert Issued By California Emergency Management Agency

Scientists from California Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey, Cal Tech and the Southern California Earthquake Center believe the activity could involve an earthquake as large as, or larger than, Sunday's earthquake.

The following is a news release from the California Emergency Management Agency:

The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) advises that, for the next 24 hours, continued seismic activity may occur in the areas affected by

Scientists from California Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey, Cal Tech and the Southern California Earthquake Center believe the activity could involve an earthquake as large as, or larger than, Sunday's earthquake, and could cause damage to older structures. Additionally, residents of Imperial, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties may feel additional earthquakes.

Seismic swarms of this nature can continue, although diminish in magnitude and frequency, over the next several weeks.  

"Cal EMA has been, and will continue to be, in close coordination with local authorities to provide assistance and provide timely information regarding the potential ongoing impacts of this event" said Cal EMA Secretary Mark Ghilarducci. "Today's event serves as a reminder to all Californians that an earthquake can strike at any time. Take time now to prepare your family with emergency supplies and a practiced family emergency plan".    

Cal EMA also reminds residents to take the following actions during an earthquake:

  • If indoors, stay there. Practice "Drop, Cover, Hold On" by getting under a table or in a corner
  • If outdoors, get into an open area away from trees, building, walls and power lines. 
  • If driving, pull over to the side of the road and stop. Avoid stopping under overpasses and power lines. Stay inside the car until the shaking is over.
  • If in a high-rise building, stay away from windows and outside walls. Practice "Drop, Cover, Hold On". Get under a table or desk. Do not use elevators.
  • If in a crowded public place, do not rush for the doors. Move away from the shelves containing objects that could fall.

For more information about what to do before, during and after an earthquake, contact your local office of emergency services or visit:  

Cal EMA - www.calema.ca.gov California Geological Survey - www.conserv.ca.gov

American Red Cross - www.redcross.org Federal Emergency Management Agency - www.ready.gov  

Cal EMA is responsible for the coordination of overall state agency response to major disasters in support of local government. The agency is responsible for assuring the state's readiness to respond to and recover from all hazards - natural, manmade, war-caused emergencies and disasters - and for assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and hazard mitigation efforts. Visit us online atwww.calema.ca.gov or @calema on Twitter and get the latest news at calemanews.wordpress.com. 
Vince August 30, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Ahhhh, reminiscing....There are times that old, and fond memories can make a crappy NOW more tolerable!! The areas you kids are talking about were pretty dang spiffy back in the 50's, and part of the 60's...then they went the way of the nickel candy bar: Never to be seen again. Reminds me of when the 605 Fwy was first cutting a swath through there, '66, or '67 maybe? it was still rather open and empty, with the river, and all the horse stables running parallel to the Freeway--- from South El Monte, dang near all the way to the beach...and now? Well, 'nuff said...
Vince August 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Looked it up on Wikipedia...the southern end was first opened in '64...prolly so! The northern end, north of The 60 (Pomona Fwy) was opened in '71...CRS at work again! One thing I am sure of, once that 605 Freeway opened up, it made getting down to the coast from The San Gabriel Valley a bunch easier....Before any of us got a driver's license, we used to hitch-hike east on Valley Blvd., then catch Hwy 39 (Hacienda Blvd. at that juncture), and turn south over the hills where it then became Beach Blvd...with a straight shot by thumb to the ocean...One time 3 of us got picked up thumbing, by....believe it or not, John Wayne (Da Duke his own damn self!)...musta been some time in the summer of '63 (CRS at work again?) tell ya'll about it sometime...Oh, wait a minute, i just did! I heard later that he had a little ranch in them thar hills on the southern side....and he actually took us all the way down to the coast, an' just cause he could I s'pose!!
DSC September 01, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I started reading this article about earthquakes and the topic changed to North Long Beach. I too grow up in North Long Beach. I went to Grant in the 60s then Hamilton and Jordan in the early 70's. I remember the 72 earthquake. I was on the swim team and that morning before our workout, we had to check the pool.
Anon September 01, 2012 at 02:16 AM
I went to Grant, Hamilton and Jordan too!
Anon September 01, 2012 at 02:23 AM
You went to high school with my cousins and sisters


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