Last week, San Diego residents were awakened by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that struck just after 1 a.m. There were dozens of quakes afterwards, eight of which were classified as aftershocks. The strongest of those measured 3.8.
Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries or significant damage. As long-time residents can attest, things could have been much worse.
Is a Stronger Quake on the Horizon?
Speaking with CNN, U.S. Geological Survey scientist Lucy Jones said that last week’s quake is not expected to trigger a more powerful one. Her rationale? “The fault lines between the San Andreas fault and San Jacinto fault are 25 miles apart.”
PREPPING YOUR HOUSE FOR ANOTHER QUAKE
While we shared these tips in an earlier blog, in light of recent news we think it worthy to bring them up again. Here are a few things you can do to lessen the potential of damage to and in your home when the next quake hits.
IF YOUR HOME IS DAMAGED BY EARTHQUAKES, CALL J&M KEYSTONE, INC.
While we’re grateful that no serious damage or injuries were reported from last week’s earthquake, we remember all too well what happened in 1989 when 63 people lost their lives when a powerful quake struck.
If your home or business is damaged by an earthquake, we urge you to contact J&M Keystone, Inc. by calling 800-368-2757 so that we can begin making your house feel like home again.
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