4.3 Earthquake Rattles San Bernardino
Early Thursday morning, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled residents of San Bernardino around 2:23 AM.
The temblor occurred near San Bernardino’s town Trona, not far from Ridgecrest, and occurred at a depth of just 2 miles under the surface, east of Lake Isabella.
Luckily, no injuries or damage were reported.
Trona was also affected by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Ridgecrest in 2019.
As we know, Southern California is prone to large earthquakes, which is why it’s important to take all of the necessary earthquake preparations and precautions available.
How to Prepare for a Large Earthquake:
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!