Home & Garden Columns

Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday October 05, 2007

Earthquake Tidbits 


There is no such thing as “earthquake weather.” Statistically, there is an equal distribution of earthquakes in cold weather, hot weather, rainy weather, etc. 

From 1975-1995 there were only four states that did not have any earthquakes. They were: Florida, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

The San Andreas fault is not a single, continuous fault, but rather is actually a fault zone made up of many segments. Movement may occur along any of the many fault segments along the zone at any time. The San Andreas fault system is more that 1300 km (800 miles) long, and in some spots is as much as 16 km (10 miles) deep.  

Make your home secure and your family safe. 



Larry Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and gas shut-off valve installation service. 

Call him at 758-3299 or visit www.quakeprepare.com