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Posted on: August 24, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Bay Area Experiences 3.6 Earthquake "Reminder"

Then, just before midnight, it was the Bay Area's turn. Just before midnight, thousands of residents in the Bay Area region woke to a 3.6 quake that was centered in the San Leandro area. The quake was felt across much of Marin.

Take this episode as a friendly reminder from Mother Nature. You received a gentle nudge reminding us all that we live in the heart of earthquake country. What was felt in Colorado and along the East Coast was extremely rare. We, however, are surrounded by dangerous earthquake faults, each that are long overdue for a major rupture. When it happens, you better take quick action to avoid injury. When it stops, you better have a personal plan ready to implement. In fact, you should have multiple plans that include:
1. A home/family plan.
2. A plan and supplies in your vehicle in case you are not at home.
3. A contact plan for family members who could be in various locations.

Not sure what to do? Take a GET READY course offered by all Marin fire agencies. Better yet, take a more comprehensive CERT course, so that you can also be a neighborhood resource when the Big One strikes. There is no excuse not to be prepared. Don't live in denial. It will happen here sooner or later. Information on both courses are located on this website.

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