Mild Earthquake Shakes Anza-Borrego
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled the arid eastern reaches of San Diego County Friday.
The temblor was recorded shortly before 10:30 a.m., centered in the area of Granite Mountain in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 10 miles southeast of Julian, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake caused no reported damage or injuries.
Before: Identify safe spots at home and work: Sturdy tables, desks; small rooms, hallways. Avoid windows and heavy furniture that could tip over. Have an out-of-area contact for family members to check in with. Prepare a disaster supplies kit.
During: Indoors: Drop to the floor, cover your head and neck with your arm and hold on to a leg of the table or desk so it won’t slide away from you. Outdoors: Stay away from buildings, trees, streetlights and power lines. Crouch down and cover your head. In your car, do not
After: Look for damage and report problems. Extinguish small fires. Turn off the gas if you smell gas. Expect aftershocks. Listen for news updates and emergency information.
Prepare: Bolt bookcases, china cabinets and other tall furniture to wall studs. Remove unsecured items hanging over beds. Don't hang a mirror over your bed. Install strong latches on cupboards. Strap the water heater to wall studs. Take a first aid class.
Source: San Diego Fire-Rescue