Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Massive Earthquake Tomorrow!

At 10am tomorrow is the Great Southern California Shake Out, in which organizations across SoCal pretend there has been a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the Southern San Andreas Fault. That would be a bad one:
In an earthquake of this size, the shaking will last for nearly two minutes. The strongest shaking will occur near the fault (in the projected earthquake, the Coachella Valley, Inland Empire and Antelope Valley). Pockets of strong shaking will form away from the fault where sediments trap the waves (in the projected earthquake, it would occur in the San Gabriel Valley and in East Los Angeles).
Considering that the San Andreas fault runs near the edge of Yucaipa, we'd definitely be hit hard. It sounds like a regional disaster drill is a good idea.

So be forewarned: are out and about near one of the drill sites tomorrow you may see scattered bodies and emergency vehicles. The closest site to us is the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands, which will also have related presentations about earthquakes (9:30am-1pm).

Loma Linda University Medical Center is also participating in a full scale drill.




Blogger Jessie said...

Can I just go lay down in front of a fire station and be like "Oh help me I am drilling for an earth quake" and hope to get some halp?

9:38 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Ha, only if you wanted fake help :)

10:45 PM  

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