Recent earthquakes shake San Gabriel Valley over the weekend.
Written by IRENE HSU, Staff Writer/ Published on 25 April, 2014
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles County on the night of Friday, March 28, 2014. The shallow earthquake, centered in La Habra, struck along the Puente Hills fault that runs through San Gabriel Valley, downtown Los Angeles, and the northern Orange County. Luckily, disaster was avoided because the tremor did not spread to the major Whittier and San Andreas faultlines. More than sixteen aftershocks above 2.5 magnitude have followed within a time frame of twenty-four hours.
Students from Temple City High School shared their reactions to the earthquake; junior Eric Le did not feel the minor shake, alike many others around the city.
When asked about how he felt about the earthquake, Le responded that he was not surprised.
“We live in California and we are prone to have earthquakes,” he said.
Sophomore Nathania Hartojo expressed her concern for the severity of after-shocks, and discussed the importance of preparing for future emergencies.
“I will stock more food and water and more batteries and make or find more earthquake-safe places in my house,” Hartojo said, when asked about what she might do to prepare for future earthquake crises.
Le answered similarly. “I would prepare a safety pack which would include water, blankets, and emergency supplies.”
Earthquakes are a common part of life in California so one should always make sure to have an earthquake-safe shelter in one’s house. Remember to stay calm and not panic.