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Useful tips you need in an event of an earthquake

Useful tips you need in an event of an earthquake

Michelle Dominguez

January 17, 2014

It’s 5 a.m. and you’re sleeping soundly when suddenly you wake up to the sounds of crashing plates and rattling windows. Instinctively you rush out of bed only to find that the ground is shaking profusely. Keeping your balance seems impossible. You’ll spend the next few minutes ducking under a tabl...

It’s not if an earthquake will hit, but when

Illustration by: Sarah Cascadden / Contributor

Calvin Ratana

January 17, 2014

Over 50 people dead, 7,000 injured and 20,000 people displaced from their homes. Billions of dollars in damages. That was the extent of the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake that hit on Jan. 17, 1994 as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Here’s the kicker: For the past 20 years, no major legis...

Podcast: Former Daily Sundial students reflect on Northridge Earthquake

Podcast: Former Daily Sundial students reflect on Northridge Earthquake

Alex Vejar

January 17, 2014

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129913423" params="color=990000&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] The 1994 Northridge earthquake devastated the Cal State Northridge campus to the tune of $400 million in damage and a pair of tragic...

Geology professor gives advice on earthquake preparedness

Geology professor gives advice on earthquake preparedness

Neelofer Lodhy

January 17, 2014

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake and Professor Doug Yule has some insightful information regarding what to do in the event of an earthquake and what you should have.

NOAA’s Tsunami Warning System Alerts Public of Hazard

Christiaan Patterson

March 18, 2011

In light of the recent disaster in Japan, much attention has been drawn to how many aspects of technology have aided in warning systems and connecting family to one another. In 2008, NOAA finished a project which places buoys in the ocean in order to detect tsunamis. When Japan got struck with a...

CSUN implements new safety measures after 1994 quake

Christiaan Patterson

February 2, 2011

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake that shook Northridge at 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994 caused $400 million in damages. All buildings were damaged, including the Oviatt Library, which suffered damage to both wings and a partial collapse of the roof. Since the quake, the university has mandated that the campus...

Third Annual Earthquake Drill to prepare CSUN for the ‘big one’

Nayeli Pelayo

October 20, 2010

Drop, cover and hold on are what millions of people including the CSUN campus, businesses, government offices and residences will be doing at 10:21 a.m. today. CSUN will partake in the Third Annual Earthquake Drill this morning by dropping to the ground, taking cover under a sturdy desk or table and...

Experts agree we can’t predict or prevent major earthquake, but we can prepare

Contributor

October 20, 2010

Samantha Tata Contributing Reporter With consistently beautiful weather, picturesque landscapes and unending entertainment, the only downside to the place that is Los Angeles County– aside from the budget deficit – is its own flimsy foundation. Southern California lies on a plate boundar...

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