If you purchase the kits linked to on our site, The Times may earn a commission. Everyone needs an earthquake kit. When the big one hits, you’ll need basic supplies, food and water to last you at least a couple of days until help arrives. There are a plethora of […]
What to do during and immediately after an earthquake
California natives know the drill: During an earthquake, drop to the floor and cover your neck and head with your hands. If you can, get underneath a table and hold on until the shaking stops. “Drop. Cover. Hold on.” — not standing in a doorway or other common misconceptions — […]
State leaders have known for decades that Utah kids could die in unsafe schools during an earthquake. They’ve taken little action.
There are roughly 1,000 K-12 schools in Utah, and researchers estimate at least 80 to 100 — maybe more — are so unstable that they would collapse in a major earthquake. In the small sample of buildings they’ve examined, they found holes in foundations deep enough that you couldn’t see […]
Magnitude 3.9 earthquake rattles Northern California
Back-to-back small earthquakes jiggled the Sacramento Valley on Sunday morning — shakes hardly felt in an area of Northern California that rarely receives shaking. A magnitude 3.8 earthquake occurred at 6:44 a.m. and was centered about 10 miles east of Willows in Glenn County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. […]