The Stanford Daily
Wednesday October 31, 2007
Earthquake rocks Bay Area
University responds to 5.6 magnitude quake; no damage reported on campus
October 31, 2007
By Nick Parker Stanford’s emergency management contingencies were activated just after 8 p.m. yesterday, when a 5.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the University and sent shock waves across campus. Officials were quick to reassure students last night that the situation was under control. Enlarge
Cristina Bautista A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Bay Area shortly after 8 p.m. last night. The quake - the largest in the region since the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake killed more than 60 people in 1989 - originated near San Jose and sent shock waves rippling across campus as University officials quickly launched emergency management protocols. There was no damage reported on campus and only minor damage reported in San Jose.
The quake — whose epicenter was in the Diablo Range foothills nine miles northeast of San Jose — set in motion a series of events dictated by the University’s emergency management protocols.“Very shortly after the earthquake was felt, the
Ted Rudow III,MA
Are you prepared, or have our own warnings to be ready for emergencies fallen on deaf ears? Don't put it off until you have more time. You'll never have more time in a day than you have right now, today--24 hours. Where the rub comes in is just how you choose to use that time.
You're not as prepared as you should have been or could have been if and when disaster strikes, you'll only have yourselves to blame.
You don't have to do a big earthquake prep push, although you can if you want to. Just do a little every week, surely and steadily buying little extra food, setting aside some jugs of water, getting some extra flashlights or camping gear or survival supplies, or spending a little time discussing some contingency plans. Do something, and keep doing something, and almost before you know it, you will be prepared!