Earthquake Series Strikes Near Mammoth Lakes

Posted April 14, 2020, under Blog

Over the weekend, an earthquake series rattled the Mammoth Lakes area.

The largest in the swarm was a 5.2 temblor, which struck at 7:30 AM on Saturday, located 30 miles north east of Mammoth Lakes. The same area was hit with a 4.6 aftershock around 9:22 AM later that morning.

But the shaking didn’t stop there – two more temblors hit the region around 10:00 AM ranging from 3.9 to 4.1 in magnitude.

It’s no surprise though, the Mammoth Lakes region is known for its active areas that can create larger quakes in higher numbers.

The same region experienced a 7-range earthquake in 1915 and again in 1954.

Seismologist Lucy Jones tweeted about the earthquake swarm, pointing out past high-magnitude quakes that have rattled the region.

“Current quake cluster east of Mono Lake is an area that has at times had very energetic sequences with multiple larger events, so we won’t be surprised at more events today. In 1915 and 1954 there were M~7 events to the north of here. Luckily most of the faults are far from towns,” she posted after the first shaker.

The Los Angeles Red Cross also weighed in on the earthquake news, reminding Angelinos the importance of earthquake preparedness.

“California has experienced a couple of #earthquakes this morning. Today is a great opportunity to make sure your family is prepared,” the organization tweeted in response to the earthquake swarm.

As a California resident, it’s important to plan and prepare for the next large earthquake. In addition to having an earthquake disaster preparedness kit in your home – with enough food, water and medication to last each individual and pet in your household for at least 3 days – you should make sure your property’s foundation and structural codes are up-to-date with modern building and safety regulations.

If you live in an older property, or have noticed signs of foundation failure or damage, Earthquake retrofitting is a necessary safeguard for protecting your property and those who reside there.

At Julian Construction, we’ll help you find the best solution for your seismic repairs. No matter what your foundation situation is, we’ll conduct a (free) inclusive home inspection, followed by a detailed consultation, and at the end of our discussion we’ll provide you with a quote for repair.

Julian De La Torre is an expert in Los Angeles foundation inspection, foundation contractors, earthquake retrofitting, foundation repair and foundation replacement. Julian’s company, Julian Construction, has inspected over 30,000 structures, working with engineering firms and local departments of building & safety. The company has done more foundation repair and earthquake retrofitting in Los Angeles than any other company in the area over the last five years.

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