4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Rancho Palos Verdes, Following Massive Japan Temblor
On Monday, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California residents of Rancho Palos Verdes, with the shaking felt throughout Los Angeles County, even extending to Orange and Ventura Counties.
The quake occurred at 8:27 AM, and even disrupted Rose Parade attendees. Luckily, no injuries or damage was reported.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located 10 miles southwest of San Pedro, 11 miles southeast of Rancho Palos Verdes, and 16 miles from downtown Long Beach, according to the L.A. Times.
California wasn’t the only region to experience a New Years Day temblor – Japan was struck by a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake the same day.
The scary shaker occurred 190 miles northwest of Tokyo, 190 miles northeast of Kyoto, and 160 miles northeast of Nagoya.
The severe shaking led to the collapse of buildings in the area and started a fire in Wajima city.
One of the buildings to collapse was a seven-story structure that completely toppled over during the quake, and over 100 buildings have burned.
The death toll has climbed to 8 since the quake, as search and rescue efforts continue.
If you own a home, there are many important proactive measures you can take to protect your loved ones and your property from natural disasters.
Retrofitting homes, apartment structures, and commercial buildings are the way to keeping California resilient in the face of earthquakes – and cost far less than repairing damage from a large seismic event.
If you think your home may be in need of earthquake retrofitting, foundation repair, or foundation replacement, 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, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara communities and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area! Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.