MEGA-QUAKE PREDICTION REMINDER TO BE PREPARED
For Immediate Release
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – (March 15, 2016) – An Orange County disaster
preparedness expert says predictions of a mega-earthquake in Southern
California are a very real reminder of why it is so vitally important to be
Revised estimates by the US Geological Survey put the chances of a
magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake in the next 30 years at 7%.
“This prediction reinforces the message that the best defense against
earthquakes is to be prepared,” said Mayday Industries Operations Manager Cindy
Popoff. “We can’t stop quakes from happening, but we can minimize their
Scientists have revised their estimates upwards based on new research showing
that fault lines are interconnected http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4146#.VucMevkrKUk
They say earthquakes can jump from one fault to another and multiple
simultaneous ruptures could cause a mega-quake.
“Earthquakes can be deadly and a lot us put ourselves at risk because
we’re not prepared,” added Ms Popoff.
“For example, everyone should have a three-day emergency kit because chances
are first responders won’t get to you for at least the first 72 hours after
such a mega-quake as predicted by the USGS.
“The fact is emergency kits will help you and your loved ones survive.
Kits should contain food and water, first aid, emergency lighting and more and
you should have them in your home, office, or car.”
The USGS says it’s possible that the San Andreas Fault may have ruptured
together with the San Jacinto Fault to trigger a powerful earthquake 200 years
ago that was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego. The long-held scientific belief
is that the San Andreas is due to rupture every 150 years.
Industries is a leader in the disaster preparedness industry. For more information,
please visit www.maydayorders.com
firstname.lastname@example.org | (714) 893-5410 (o)