GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKE OUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL TODAY

One way to prepare for California’s next earthquake is to participate in the Great California ShakeOut this morning, October 19, at 10:19 a.m., and practice how to stay safer when the ground shakes. ShakeOut has become a global event and is now the world’s largest earthquake drill. It takes place

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STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL TOMORROW

Tomorrow at 10:19 a.m., Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are being held across the country and worldwide, for International ShakeOut Day. ShakeOut is a one-minute earthquake drill where participants practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” and other aspects of their emergency plans. Just listen to Z107.7 tomorrow at 10:19 and we

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EARTHQUAKES, IT’S NOT AN IF, IT’S A WHEN… HOW TO STAY SAFE

The recent earthquakes in Mexico and tremblers in California remind us it’s only a matter of time before the Morongo Basin has another big earthquake. Managing editor Tami Roleff has these tips on how to stay safe during a quake… If you are indoors, duck or drop down to the

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THREE SMALL EARTHQUAKES RATTLE JOSHUA TREE AND EL CENTRO YESTERDAY

Three small earthquakes occurred in our region Wednesday afternoon, with the U.S. Geological Survey recording 3.3 in Joshua Tree and a 3.5 and a 2.6 in the Imperial Valley. The first, a 3.3 magnitude trembler in Joshua Tree, occurred at 2:59 p.m. at a depth of 2.4 miles, and two

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FIRES, FLOODS, EARTHQUAKES: WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMERGENCY KIT

Whether it’s floods, fires, or an earthquake, an hour or two of preparation in advance of a disaster offers peace of mind, but can also mean the difference between surviving or not. Reporter Mike Lipsitz offers some tips on putting together your emergency kit…

Assemble your kit with the thought

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SWARM OF 250 EARTHQUAKES HITS NEAR BRAWLEY

Residents near the California-Mexico border are feeling a little uneasy after a swarm of more than 250 earthquakes have struck the Brawley area since Saturday. The strongest earthquake was measured a 3.9-magnitude quake, directly underneath Brawley. The temblors are in the Brawley Seismic Zone, which connects the San Andreas and

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3.9 MORONGO VALLEY EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE MORONGO BASIN

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook the Morongo Basin Wednesday morning. The earthquake happened at 9:56 a.m. and it was centered 16 kilometers northwest of Morongo Valley, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was initially reported as a 4.1 magnitude before being downgraded. A series of smaller earthquakes followed.

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SEISMOLOGISTS NOT RATTLED BY SERIES OF LOW-DESERT EARTHQUAKES

Seismologists say a string of earthquakes that began early Monday near the southern Salton Sea is not likely to trigger any activity on the nearby San Andreas fault. The shakers come about a month after a two-day cluster of quakes rattled the Bombay Beach area that prompted the U.S. Geological

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STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL AT 10:20 TOMORROW MORNING

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 20, at 10:20 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Pat Michaels leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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STATE WARNS TO BE ON HEIGHTENED ALERT FOR EARTHQUAKE

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Southern California residents should remain on heightened alert until Tuesday for the increased possibility of a major earthquake. The warning comes in the wake of a series of small temblors deep under the Salton Sea, which is on the far Southern 800-mile-long San

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EARTHQUAKE SWARM HITS SALTON SEA AREA

The Salton Sea has been hit by more than 200 small earthquakes in the last day or so. The largest, a 4.2, hit Monday night, and nine of them registered at 3.0 or higher. The earthquakes were fairly localized, with most of them hitting Bombay Beach area.

WITH THE REGION SHAKING, SOME REMINDERS ABOUT EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS

With four earthquakes over the past week, it’s only a matter of time before the Morongo Basin has another big earthquake. Managing editor Tami Roleff has these tips on how to stay safe during a quake… If you are indoors, duck or drop down to the floor and hold on.

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SERIES OF EARTHQUAKES RATTLE OUR MORONGO BASIN

A series of three earthquakes shook the high desert Monday, including a preliminary magnitude 4.1 quake at 7:19 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey said all three quakes were centered near Ludlow, 39 miles north of Joshua Tree. A 4.3 quake was centered in the same area Friday night. The shaking

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3.9 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES NEARBY BIG BEAR THIS MORNING

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 followed by numerous aftershocks in the nearby San Bernardino mountains early this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor hit at 1:24 a.m. about 3 miles north-northwest of Big Bear City. Weak shaking from the quake was felt as far

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5th 3.0 OR ABOVE EARTHQUAKE IN 30 DAYS RATTLES OUR REGION

The fifth regional earthquake of 3.0 magnitude or larger within the last 30 days rumbled through our Morongo Basin Sunday. The shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported at 7:32 a.m. Sunday morning, 38 miles from Joshua Tree, at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was

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SHALLOW EARTHQUAKE HITS JOSHUA TREE EARLY TUESDAY

Did you feel it? A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit Tuesday morning 37 miles from Joshua Tree, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:21 a.m. at a depth of 0.6 miles. Another quake, with a magnitude of 3.0, was reported in the same area at 6:34

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A 4.5 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE REGION

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the Inland Empire at 6:42 this morning. The quake was centered about two miles north of Banning. Residents in the Morongo Basin felt the temblor from Morongo Valley to Pioneertown to Joshua Tree. In the Banning area, some residents reported some items falling off shelves after

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4.4 EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE INLAND EMPIRE

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake centered in Devore rattled parts of our region of Southern California Tuesday evening. Authorities at the U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake shook shortly before 6 p.m. along the intersection of the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault lines. Fire officials issued a level-one alert to check

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3.3 EARTHQUAKE THIS MORNING CENTERED IN MORONGO VALLEY

A minor earthquake occurred at 6:06 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the the magnitude 3.3 event occurred five miles west-northwest of Morongo Valley at a depth of six miles. The quake was 14 miles west-southwest of Yucca Valley. It was felt widely in the region and as

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REGISTER NOW FOR GREAT SHAKE-OUT THURSDAY

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 15, at 10:15 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Cody Joseph leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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