Category Archives: Disaster Survival

4.2 Earthquake in Fontana this morning

As reported on local television station KTLA, the earthquake struck at 5:45 AM in the Fontana area of San Bernardino County as shown on the map above. The location was less than a mile from the Metrolink station.   It … Continue reading

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USGS Predicts Big Quake on Bay Area fault

There was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday  in Fremont, Northern California.  It occurred on the Hayward fault, which  runs along  in the southeastern shore of San Francisco Bay.   The San Andreas fault is on the other side of the … Continue reading

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What it’s like to experience an Earthquake II: The 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.

I remember this earthquake, formally known as the Loma Prieta Earthquake,  mostly because I had just finished dinner with my parents and they sat down to watch the third game of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and … Continue reading

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What it’s like to be in an Earthquake

What’s it like to be in an earthquake?  Although the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake and it’s aftershocks were not the most powerful earthquakes as measured by the Richter Scale at 5.9 .  It was the closest  Earthquake so far in proximity … Continue reading

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3.4 Earthquake near Gardena in the Los Angeles Basin

                            We had a 3.4 (Richter Scale) earthquake in the Los Angeles Basin late Saturday night.  It was at a depth of 7.2 miles.  I felt this … Continue reading

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Northern California Earthquakes last week retracted by USGS

I don’t recall this ever happening before.  Last week there were a series of earthquakes reported in both Northern and Southern California.  I didn’t bother with them because they were 5 and below on the Richter Scale and low level … Continue reading

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Third Update on the Kathmandu Earthquake

The earthquake this past week in Nepal has been an unspeakable disaster. The death toll is now over 1300 by conservative count and probably will go much higher.  The damage to  cultural, historical, and religious heritage is heart breaking. Here … Continue reading

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Second Update on the Kathmandu Earthquake

  Map courtesy of USGS via UK Daily Mail The map above shows the Earthquake epicenter in the Himalaya Mountains  of Nepal near Kathmandu.  The Richter Scale measure of the Earthquake has been revised from 7.9 to 7.8, still among … Continue reading

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Hey California! Need to conserve water?

Forget about water saving toilets, here is the real deal on saving water:  build an outhouse in your backyard.  You can do it in four easy steps: 1.  Get your Uncle Walt to build an outhouse for you (not pictured.)  … Continue reading

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Latest Swarm of California Earthquakes

We had a swarm of minor earthquakes in Southern California this past weekend ranging from Inglewood to Victorville and from Ventura County to Orange County.    I should note that I didn’t feel any earthquakes where I live. According to … Continue reading

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