3.9 Earthquake Rocks Ventura County
On Thursday, a 3.9 earthquake rattled residents in central Ventura County. The quake occurred at 4:25 PM, at a depth of 14 miles, between the cities of Santa Paula and Ojai. The shaking was felt as far as Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.
Several smaller quakes were reported before the sizeable shaker, with a 2.7 magnitude aftershock occurring 10 minutes after the 3.9 temblor.
The last time Ventura County experienced a notable earthquake was on January 16th, when a 3.1 magnitude quake shook the region.
Luckily, no damage or injuries were reported.
Whenever Southern California experiences a larger earthquake, it’s important to take inventory of the necessary earthquake preparations and precautions available.
To prepare for a large earthquake, it’s important to regularly repair or remove hazards around your home and in your workplace. This can reduce your risk of injury or death during an earthquake.
You can do this by securing large pieces of furniture and appliances, and checking for vulnerable areas around your living or work space such as weak or faulting foundations, cracked foundations, and unreinforced walls. You’ll also want to know where your gas meter and water main are located and how to shut them off in the event of a gas leak or water main break.
In addition to reducing hazards, you’ll want to have an emergency disaster kit prepared and ready to go in your home and workspace. Pack enough food, water, and medication to last each person and pet in your household for at least three days. You’ll also want to plan out your evacuation roots and meeting places.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, foundation replacement and/or earthquake retrofitting, contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.
We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!