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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

  • Reinforce walls

  • 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

  • A whistle

  • Pocket Knife

  • Other Tools (Ex. Hand-Ax and Rope)

  • Tissue paper

  • Change of clothes

  • Money

  • 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.

  • Antibiotics

  • Aspirin

  • ACE Bandages

  • Bandage Strips

  • Adhesive Tape

  • Cotton-tipped swabs

  • Scissors

  • Thermometer

  • Safety Pins

  • Cold and heat packs

  • Splints

All information is gathered from usgs.gov, ready.gov, and cdc.gov. Please refer to these sites for more specialized information.


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