Did you feel that? A 4.1 magnitude earthquake, centered in Yorba Linda, struck Orange County tonight, at 8:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.9 KM, according to the U.S. Geographical Society. It was strong enough to be felt by residents of Santa Ana.
A 3.9 earthquake reported at 10:30 a.m., near San Juan Capistrano on Monday appears to have caused little if any damage, according to early reports, but residents said it left them rattled just the same, according to the Los Angeles Times.
If you live in Santa Ana, you probably felt it. Here are this quake’s distances, from the epicenter: Continue reading
For Immediate Release: March 9, 2012
Contact: Deanne Thompson, 714-834-2178, email@example.com
TIME CHANGE IS A REMINDER TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES
(Santa Ana) – When it’s time to change the clocks for daylight saving time this weekend, use it as a reminder to check your preparedness kit to make sure that your emergency stockpile is complete and the supplies have not expired. The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks campaign reminds people to refresh their emergency supplies before a disaster occurs. An easy way to remember to do this is to check emergency preparedness supplies and batteries in smoke detectors twice a year when you set your clocks. Continue reading
Santa Ana residents were startled by a 3.5 magnitude earthquake at 2:56 am today, September 15, which was based eight miles away, in the San Joaquin Hills (near UCI), according to the U.S. Geographical Survey USGS).
Here are the distances from the center of the quake to local areas: Continue reading
For Immediate Release:
A new class for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for Santa Ana residents will be held Tuesday evenings, 7-9 pm beginning May 24, 2011.
The class is an 8-week course and teaches residents and government employees skills to assist emergency services in times of need.
The training will take place at the Santa Ana Fire Training Center, Centennial Park at 3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
For more information and to register online, please visit: http://sart-oc.org/html/Cert.html To register by phone, call Captain Snyder at 1-714-647-5755.
Veracruz, Mexico was struck by a 6.5 Mw earthquake this morning, at approximately 7:11 am. Here is the earthquake summary report from the US Geographical Survey:
Region: VERACRUZ, MEXICO
Geographic coordinates: 17.431N, 93.978W
Magnitude: 6.5 Mw
Depth: 167 km
Universal Time (UTC): 7 Apr 2011 13:11:24
Time near the Epicenter: 7 Apr 2011 08:11:24
Local standard time in your area: 7 Apr 2011 04:11:24
Location with respect to nearby cities:
57 km (35 miles) S (169 degrees) of Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico
79 km (49 miles) SSE (168 degrees) of Agua Dulce, Veracruz, Mexico
79 km (49 miles) SW (234 degrees) of Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico
84 km (52 miles) SE (137 degrees) of Minatitl�n, Veracruz, Mexico
483 km (300 miles) NW (311 degrees) of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
The city of Veracruz is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The city is located in the central part of the state. It is located 90 km (56 mi) along Federal Highway 140 from the state capital Xalapa, and is the state’s most populous city. Veracruz is Mexico’s oldest and largest port and the port most connected with its history. Click here for more information about Veracruz.
In related news, northeast Japan was struck again this morning by a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.4 Mw. Click here for more information. No tsunami alert has been issued.
Santa Ana Business Emergency Response Team (BERT) Graduation announcement:
Thursday November 18, 2010 9:00 am to 11:00 am hosted by the Santa Ana Police Department in the Community Room at
The Santa Ana Police Foundation’s Second Business Emergency Response Training class will graduate on November 18, 2010.
Many of Santa Ana’s major employers’ key personnel have participated in a Homeland Security-based intensive, hands-on training program for the past six-weeks. Our graduates are eligible to participate in a dedicated emergency radio system designed for businesses to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of a systemic catastrophe. Our cumulative Santa Ana number of employees reached and benefited is 13,780.
The training includes:
- Fire Suppression
- Psychology of a disaster
- Search and Rescue
- Understanding the Incident Command Structure
- Medical Operations
- Disaster Preparedness
Also, basic American Sign Language principals were taught and utilized throughout the training.
To find out more, please visit www.SAPDF.org and click on the purple Emergency Triangle or contact the Executive Director at 714/972-0200.
- Mission Landscape Companies, Inc.
- Deloitte Services, LP
- Satellite Management Company
- Codan, US
- Abbott Medical Optics
- Goglanian Bakeries, Inc.
- Crevier BMW
- Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
- Guaranty Insurance
- Ingram Micro
- First American Financial Corporation
- Universal Protection Service
- Pioneer Circuits
- Waxie Sanitary Supply
- Auto Club of Southern California
- Goodwill of Orange County
- Royale Health Care
- Glenn M. Gelman & Associates
- Jones Lang LaSalle/Deutsche Bank
Prior participants assisting:
- Temple Beth Sholom
- Waste Management
- Patrol Masters
Today at 10:21 am, millions of people practiced “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in the 2010 California ShakeOut drill! Here in Santa Ana, many of our residents were contacted during the drill by the Orange County AlertOC program, which was coordinated with the City of Santa Ana, according to Councilman Sal Tinajero’s blog.
Sure enough, a 6.9 earthquake struck this morning, at 11:53 am, in the Gulf of Mexico, near Los Mochis, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It followed a 4.6 earthquake in the same region, at 9:38 this morning.
While these quakes occurred in the ocean, in the Gulf of California, only a moderate Tsunami alert was issued.
A 5.7 earthquake struck tonight, moments ago, at 9:26 pm, five miles from Ocotillo, CA, which is about 22 miles from El Centro, CA and about 27 miles from Mexicali. Click here for more information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
My wife felt it here in Santa Ana.
Will there be any aftershocks? Here is what the California Institute of Technology’s Seismological Laboratory is reporting:
STRONG AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 5 and larger) –
At this time (immediately after the mainshock) the probability of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS is approximately 40 PERCENT.
EARTHQUAKES LARGER THAN THE MAINSHOCK –
Most likely, the recent mainshock will be the largest in the sequence. However, there is a small chance (APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 PERCENT) of an earthquake equal to or larger than this mainshock in the next 7 days.
WEAK AFTERSHOCKS (Magnitude 3 to 5) –
In addition, approximately 15 to 50 SMALL AFTERSHOCKS are expected in the same 7-DAY PERIOD and may be felt locally.
“A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday shook buildings in downtown San Diego but there were no reports of damage or injuries,” according to the AP.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.9 earthquake struck at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, centered in Baja California about 16 miles southwest of Calexico. A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck about three minutes later, followed by a 3.6 quake at 10:59 a.m.
Photo by Jorge Rivera Reyes
Reports are starting to come in from Mexicali, which was hit by a massive 7.2 earthquake today.
“Emergency services in both the U.S. and Mexico scrambled to assess the extent of casualties and damage, including fallen buildings, buckled roads, cracked water canals, fires and telephone and electrical outages. It appeared that most of the damage was in the twin border cities of Calexico, Calif., and Mexicali, Mexico, where at least one person was reported killed and several injured,” according to the L.A. Times.
This earthquake was as strong as the one that hit Haiti. Continue reading