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Tips on preparing yourself and your family for earthquakes

Are you wondering if you've done enough to be prepared for an earthquake? With the rash of small temblors we've experienced on San Juan Island in the last 36 hours, emergency preparedness may have been moved to the top of your to-do list. Here are several resources to help you prepare.

Fault lines in the San Juan Islands

Chart from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network 


Chart showing the 2.9 earthquake that occurred at 9:50 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 

Recent Earthquakes in the San Juan Islands

(M1.9 or higher as of 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6):

about 19 hours ago 1.8 magnitude, 14 km depth

about 19 hours ago 1.9 magnitude, 15 km depth

about 19 hours ago 2.9 magnitude, 13 km depth

about 19 hours ago 1.8 magnitude, 4 km depth

a day ago 2.1 magnitude, 12 km depth

a day ago 1.7 magnitude, 13 km depth

a day ago 2.5 magnitude, 13 km depth

a day ago 2.2 magnitude, 13 km depth

a day ago 1.7 magnitude, 13 km depth

a day ago 1.7 magnitude, 15 km depth

Gaye Levy of Roche Harbor,  an expert in emergency preparedness, posts an excellent blog and Facebook page overflowing with tips. In 2012 and 2013, San Juan Islander ran a column by Levy. The articles can be viewed here.

Backyard Survival website:  www.backdoorsurvival.com/ 

Backyard Survival Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thesurvivalwoman/

San Juan County Department of Emergency Management (SJC DEM) Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/sanjuandem

San Juan County Dept of Emergency Management: website

Tsunami inundation map

Center for Disease Control website: emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/

FEMA: www.fema.gov/earthquake

Homeland Security's website: www.ready.gov/earthquakes

 

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