700 QUAKES HIT A KEY CALIFORNIA SEISMIC ZONE, AND TAR IS LITERALLY BUBBLING UP THROUGH THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


700 QUAKES HIT A KEY CALIFORNIA SEISMIC ZONE, AND TAR IS LITERALLY BUBBLING UP THROUGH THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES

Scientists are quite “concerned” about the huge earthquake swarm that has been shaking southern California in recent weeks, and right at this moment bubbling tar is literally coming up through the streets in one section of Los Angeles. None of this means that a major seismic event is imminent, but it is certainly not a good sign either. We have been tracking quite a bit of unusual shaking along the Ring of Fire in recent months, and scientists assure us that it is just a matter of time before “the Big One” hits southern California. And if you follow my work on a regular basis, then you already know that I am extremely concerned about the potential for major seismic activity along the west coast. So when I came across a San Diego Union-Tribune article entitled “Southern California earthquake swarm takes an unexpected turn, and that’s reason to worry”, it definitely got my attention. According to that article, there have been “more than 700 earthquakes” in the Fontana seismic zone over the past few weeks…

There have been more than 700 earthquakes recorded in the Fontana area since May 25, ranging from magnitude 0.7 to magnitude 3.2, recorded Wednesday at 5:20 p.m., according to Technical staff seismologist Jen Andrews.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I lived through the Northridge Quake a number of years ago; and Mike had the horse-sense to make sure we both had shoes by the bed, if we had to leave, quickly, as he had sensed that something of this nature was about to hit, and when the quake happened, ran out of the building just as fast as our feet could carry us.

Then, Mike and some neighbors went back into the building, to knock on doors, and make sure no one was injured, and we started to go back to assess the damage to our apartment, which was severe. Fortunately, it was only lightly structurally compromised.

But we were the lucky ones in that regard; an apartment building just a little ways away from us, got shaken so violently, that it pancaked into its own foundations.

To those around the Fontana Area, and beyond in SO CAL, PLEASE: remember your safety preps, if a large earthquake should happen. Safety prepping, if you live in a quake-prone area, should be a way of life, not just something you think about, but "don't have the time to do."

Mike's forward thinking and preparations, saved our lives.

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