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Bay Area earthquake an important reminder to be prepared

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 11:42 a.m., a 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred near San Jose in Santa Clara County.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is actively coordinating with local authorities in the region to evaluate any preliminary damage or issues created as a result of this earthquake and provide any assistance that is needed from the state level.

Cal OES received data that close to 100,000 individuals received advance notifications before shaking started through the state’s earthquake early warning system. Advance notice varied from two seconds for those very near the epicenter to 18 seconds for those in San Francisco.

For more information on how to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” visit https://earthquake.ca.gov/.