Did you feel that earthquake?

UPDATE: Click here to read about the two earthquakes that have followed this larger one.  Both were smaller and also in the Hawthorne/El Segundo area.

You may have felt the 5.0 quake that just hit us.  I looked it up at the Southern California Earthquake Center, and found that the epicenter was the City of Hawthorne, in Los Angeles County.

Keep a flashlight and shoes by your bed tonight.  And be sure to have extra food and water on hand.  No need to panic, but this could be a precursor to something bigger.

Remember, if there is a big quake, don’t panic.  Stay indoors and shelter in place until it passes.  Do not go running into the street.  You want to avoid glass windows, heavy objects, and overhead power lines.

Be sure to talk to your kids and have a plan in place.  Just in case.

Click here to visit the American Red Cross Earthquake Preparedness page.

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