An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. As part of ISU’s One Responsible Source offering, we provide clients with valuable trainings, like emergency preparedness.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area. California faces unique challenges when it comes to earthquakes, with several fault lines running under the land beneath our feet. The Southern California Earthquake Data Center keeps track of all seismic activity in California and Nevada and posts a daily map.
This entry was posted in Injury Prevention, Safety, Technology and tagged bay area, california, disaster, earthquakes, environment, first aid, preparedness, safety on October 15, 2014 by Chris Martinez. With the recent earthquake that shook parts of Visayas and Mindanao last Friday, August 31, we are reminded once again how important it is to know what to do during an earthquake.

Knowing the location of the fault lines in the country and informing the people is also key in helping people prepare for the reality of earthquakes. PHIVOLCS personnel who have been interviewed on TV stress that with the reality of these fault lines in Metro Manila and the country, we do need to be prepared in the event that an earthquake does take place. That earthquake was one of the largest and most destructive earthquakes in American history, at magnitude 6.9 and an estimated $6 billion in damages. Prior to the Loma Prieta quake, several moderate foreshocks (smaller, less severe earthquakes that occur before a main earthquake event) occurred in June 1988 and August 1989.
From news on TV, we learn that had the 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Metro Manila, there would be more damage and peril there since there are more people located and more buildings in the Metro. California is at very high risk of earthquakes so it is important to adequately prepare your workplace for this disaster.
It’s a worldwide response to educate and inform people on earthquake drills and safety to avoid injury.

They need to know so that all concerned could prepare well should an earthquake strike in their midst. Intentionally placed the AFTER earthquake guide as most accidents happened after earthquake. Their website has a ton of information on drills and other earthquake safety issues, include, how to help people with disabilities during a disaster.
We can almost wish that there is no fault line along these places so that we don’t have to worry about an earthquake.

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