| Be Prepared
||Our community is in close proximity to major earthquake faults and, as a result, it is highly probable that we will suffer from damaging earthquakes at some time in the not-to-distant future. Of all the other risks that face our community, this risk should be given the highest priority and residents should be prepared to protect themselves and recover from this eventuality.|
Each year the southern California area has about 10,000 earthquakes. Most of them are so small that they are not felt. Only several hundred are greater than magnitude 3.0, and only about 15-20 are greater than magnitude 4.0. If there is a large earthquake, however, the aftershock sequence will produce many more earthquakes of all magnitudes for many months. (The San Andreas Fault is NOT a single, continuous fault, but rather is actually a fault zone made up of many segments. Movement may occur along any of the many fault segments along the zone at any time. The San Andreas Fault system is more than 800 miles long, and in some spots is as much as 10 miles deep. Our community lies within a few miles of this zone.)
You can ignore this eventuality, or you can BE PREPARED !!!