Californians Urged Get Ready For Earthquakes

Posted: June 15, 2011 in Current Events

 

Red Cross education specialist Lisa Klink stresses the importance of having a disaster kit ready.

 

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year served as dramatic reminders that people everywhere should be ready for disasters. Here in the United States, scientists say California will one day be rocked by a major earthquake. Local authorities are trying to ensure that everyone is ready.

Children “duck, cover and hold on” in practices that remind all Californians to be ready for an earthquake.

A 6.7 magnitude quake struck near the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge in 1994, killing 57 people and injuring thousands.

Experts say a much bigger temblor, possibly of magnitude 7.8, is likely to hit near Los Angeles on the southern San Andreas Fault in coming years. It could result in thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

Source : http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/places/Californians-Urged-to-Get-Ready-for-Earthquakes-123540149.html

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