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Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday October 26, 2007

More Earthquake Tidbits 


Each year the southern California area has about 10,000 earthquakes. Most of them are so small that they are not felt. Only several hundred are greater than magnitude 3.0, and only about 15-20 are greater than magnitude 4.0. If there is a large earthquake, however, the aftershock sequence will produce many more earthquakes of all magnitudes for many months 

Alaska is the most earthquake-prone state and experiences a magnitude-seven earthquake almost every year, and a magnitude eight or greater on average every 14 years. 

Make your home secure and your family safe. 



Guillot is owner of QuakePrepare, an earthquake consulting, securing, and gas shut-off valve installation service. Call him at 510-758-3299 or visit www.quakeprepare.com