4.4 Earthquake Rattles Santa Rosa Residents
This week, Southern California got off to a shaky start as a 4.0 magnitude earthquake rattled residents near Santa Rosa on Tuesday at 6:39 PM.
The epicenter of the quake was five miles from Windsor, CA, seven miles from Rohnert Park, CA, and11 miles from Healdsburg, CA.
But this isn’t the only sizable shaker to strike the region – in the past 10 days there have been two earthquakes that have ranged in a 3.0 magnitude or greater in the area.
In addition to the Santa Rosa earthquakes, a 2.6 magnitude quake struck the San Fernando Valley Monday morning at 7:35 AM, less than .5 miles from Canoga Park.
So.Cal’s resident earthquake expert, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, tweeted about the recent earthquake swarm, reminding residents that with every earthquake there is a higher chance that a bigger quake may follow.
“Every quake has a 5% chance of being followed by a larger quake within the next 3 days. But most are only a little bit larger. When it is right on a big fault, capable of a big quake, the chance that following earthquake will be big is a little higher, but still small,” she tweeted about the week’s seismic events.
And while Southern California has been experiencing a higher volume of earthquakes over the past few weeks, Jones revealed that these smaller quakes do not decrease the chance of a larger earthquake occurring on these fault systems.
“Small quakes do not relieve the pressure for big quakes. The relative distribution of magnitudes of quakes is a constant,” she tweeted.
On average, there are 234 earthquakes every year between a 3.0 and 4.0 magnitude in California and Nevada — which is why as a homeowner in California, it’s essential to be proactive about earthquake preparation and safety.
Earthquake retrofitting is a necessary safeguard to protect your property in the face of a large earthquake.
If you think your home is in need of foundation repair, house leveling, 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!
Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building and maintaining foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.
When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.
And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.
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