May 24th, 2013-
Here are some helpful links to allow for the west coast residents to live a bit more prepared and sleep more soundly knowing where these major event can occur, how often, and with what expected magnitude.
Living in “Earthquake Country” is a standard for all Californians. No place in the state if free of the potential shaking, as evident after last nights major 5.7 quake was felt up to 150 miles away. Now this should get individuals thinking about how well the have prepared to have no food, water, heat , or electricity. As well as the potential of their house being red tagged because for structural damage.
Here is a PDF from Cal.Gov and USGS.gov in regards to probability of a major 6.0 event:
Here is an online resource that all home owners in California and along the west coast should read and interact with. It will show steps to get ready for a disaster, how to tell if you house is ready for an earthquake of major scale, and what types of things should be taken care before, durning, and after the quake. “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country”
May 24th, 2013-
For information on getting prepared for a major West Coast event click on the link below:
WCMNews: California Earthquake Information and Preparedness
ABC7News- An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage.
The magnitude-5.7 quake broke dishes and shook mirrors when it struck at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
It was centered near Greenville, about 25 miles southwest of Susanville in far northeastern California, said Rafael Abreu, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center in Golden, Colo.
There have been several aftershocks, including a magnitude 4.9 that struck early Friday morning.
Slight damage has been reported including objects falling from shelves and dishes rattled or broken, according to a report from the National Weather Service.
Susan Shephard and her husband Alan Shephard, who run the Quail Lodge at Lake Almanor near Greenville very close to the epicenter, said they were watching “The Hunger Games” on TV when the whole building started shaking.
“All of a sudden things started falling off the shelves, mirrors fell off the wall, vases fell down to the floor, everything started crashing,” Shephard told the Redding Record-Searchlight. “It felt like the end of our world.”
The Susanville Fire Department said it had received no reports of damage, and a Plumas County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said calls were flooding into its office but no reports of damage.
Thousands of people reported feeling the quake, as far away as the San Francisco Bay area and across the borders into Oregon and Nevada, according to the USGS website.
A TV station in Sacramento reported that the Plumas County temblor was felt in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter.
People in Yuba and Sutter Counties, south of Plumas, said they felt a rolling quake, according to the Marysville Appeal-Democrat.
“People in the area felt a strong jolt, but it was not enough to generate serious damage, based on early field reports,” Abreu said. -ABC7News
Here is the seismograph display from around 155 miles away on top of Sonoma Mountain (the location the USGS expects the next 6.9-7.2 along the Rodgers Creek fault):
May 22nd, 2013-
The West Coast should be in store for a great sight while the shadow of the Earth is cast over the Full moon on May 24-25th, 2013. With only a small portion of the shadow actually covering the moon this is going to need to be viewed with a very strong telescope. Yet with some good time lapse photography this event should produce some interesting visuals.
This lunar eclipse will be visible along the west coast of the US.
May 13th, 2013- CALIFORNIA-
CalFire is reporting a dramatic increase in wildfire activity in the month of May so far. With not even half of the month passing by and nearly a 40% increase in the number of fires the state has seen in comparison to last years May totals, the experts are saying that this years fire season in California may be a record breaker.
CalFire has been posting videos on YouTube to keep Californians informed on what’s happening throughout the state and how to stay prepared for the potential fire conditions the state faces in the summer time. Watch today’s video and find the rest of them online at CalFireTV.
Also check out this link for information on how to prepare you home to be safe during wildfire season in California:
May 6th, 2013-
May 4, 2013 – CALIFORNIA – The wildfire burning through Ventura County has scorched 28,000 acres, and firefighters have only 20% of the blaze surrounded, officials said. The Ventura County Fire Department said the air attack would end at sunset and the Springs fire would be attacked by ground crews. “Barring unusual events, we do not expect to receive any new updates on the fire until tomorrow morning,” authorities said in a statement. Elsewhere in Southern California, firefighters quickly knocked down brush fires that threatened homes in Glendale and the San Gabriel Valley suburb of Walnut. Glendale officials credited the clearing of flammable brush and a decisive airborne attack from water-dropping helicopters as critical in gaining the upper hand on that 75-acre blaze, which scorched the Chevy Chase Canyon area north of the 134 Freeway. “We hit it quickly,” Glendale spokesman Tom Lorenz said. The city’s firefighters, Lorenz said, had been preparing and planning for brush fires due to the recent high winds. Los Angeles County firefighters took an hour to knock down a five-acre fire that threatened homes in the the 600 block of North Silver Valley Trail in Walnut, a suburb of 30,000 near Diamond Bar. “We sent the world,” said fire inspector Quvondo Johnson. “We’ve got approximately 200 firefighters — air, ground, the whole works. … We didn’t play.” In Ventura County, flames have come within 100 feet of multimillion-dollar homes in the Hidden Valley area, nestled in the mountains south of Thousand Oaks. The area includes numerous luxury ranch homes, including many with stables housing horses and other animals. By 6:30 p.m. Friday, the scene had calmed considerably on Hidden Valley Road. A small number of apparent residents continued to trickle out of the homes, but most of the vehicular traffic on the road was from fire and law enforcement personnel. Though some trees were visibly burning and others were smoldering off the main road, and occasional hot spots lined the hillside, visible fire activity had died down considerably with one exception. At least four fire engines were parked atop a vast winding driveway fighting flames that had engulfed majestic green trees about 100 yards behind a sprawling estate. As the fire crept closer to the house with its residents watching from the front driveway, firefighters moved up the hill using massive hoses and what sounded like chainsaws. As of 7:10 p.m., the flames had disappeared behind the trees and the only thing visible was a massive plume of smoke. A set of about a dozen firefighters walked single file down the house’s driveway, into their vehicles and drove back onto the main road. The fire Friday scorched the rugged terrain between Pacific Coast Highway and the 101 Freeway. More than 1,000 firefighters were battling the blaze, with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft flying through thick smoke to drop water and flame retardant. Residents in Hidden Valley and off Portrero Road have been ordered to evacuate. Evacuations in Sycamore Canyon, Deer Canyon and Yerba Buena remained in effect, Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash said. –LA Times
May 2nd, 2013-
Check out this two part video segment from YouTube. These videos are a combination of news footage from around the globe from the month of April 2013. This compilation of global events is quite eye opening. Follow the YouTuber Fidockave213 to get the rest of the years update on the worlds changes. Click bellow for the links to the two videos:
GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL PART 1 – APRIL 2013