M3.5 Earthquake Strikes SF Bay Area
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake struck about 9.7 miles SW of San Francisco this morning at 8:41pm (PT) 15:41:06 (UTC).
The earthquake had a depth of 7.6km (≈4.72242 miles) with its furthest noticeable report being 104.4km (≈64.871152) away at station HLP Lions Peak with a reported intensity of M1.6.
No damage has been reported, but it’s a good reminder to be prepared for potentially destructive earthquakes in the future.
For earthquake preparedness, YouthLINE suggests to,
Secure loose items in your building
Bolt down furniture that could tip over
Practice how to drop (to your hands and knees), cover (your head and neck with your arms and maybe another object. Crawl under a sturdy surface if possible), and hold on (to anything firm)
Make a supply kit that includes:Enough food and water for at least three days per person
A flashlight (with replacement batteries)
A fire extinguisher
Other Tools (Ex. Hand-Ax and Rope)
Change of clothes
Portable charger for mobile devices
Anything you may need to take care of pets
Also prepare a first-aid kit in case of any injuries. This could include:
Disinfectants and antiseptics
Prescriptions/medication and support devices an individual may need
Stress-relievers/toys for those who may need them.
Cold and heat packs