Long Beach tsunami
Courtesy of Cal State Long Beach
On a cool, partly cloudy March afternoon, Dan Crear and Connor White headed out beyond the break wall in one of California State University, Long Beach’s boats to fish out some 25 pounds of kelp from the Pacific Ocean.
California Repertory Company starts the season with a bang on September 23rd with The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a surreal examination of the father of atomic energy by Carson Kreitzer. The production will be directed by Cal Rep’s acclaimed Artistic Director Joanne Gordon, a recent recipient of the Women in Theatre Red Carpet Award.
Supervisor Don Knabe
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, in a joint motion with Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, announced Tuesday, March 22, 2011, the County will support various Federal and State agencies in declaring March 20-26 “Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness Week and directed the County’s Office of Emergency Management to report back to the Board on an outreach and education campaign.
Supervisor Don Knabe
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe encouraged all County residents and employees to consider making a financial contribution to the American Red Cross, in a motion at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
Long Beach Tsunami Hazard Zone
As of 8:52 this morning, the Tsunami Warning that has been in effect for Long Beach and Southern California coastal cities has been downgraded to a Tsunami Advisory.
Expected Tsunami wave heights of two feet to three feet are expected from Santa Barbara to Long Beach, and, in fact are already being reported in Ventura County.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rolled through Southern California tonight startling Long Beach residents. The temblor, centered 5 miles southeast of Ocotillo, was felt in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles counties.
The quake, which happened June 14, at 9:26 p.m., was followed by more than 45 aftershocks in the first two hours with 19 aftershocks above magnitude 3 and the strongest calculated at magnitude 4.5.
Long Beach woke up this morning with a quick shake when an earthquake shot through the city at 4:04 a.m
The epicenter of the 4.4 magnitude temblor, being called the Pico Rivera Quake, was less than 2 kilometers south of the Whittier Narrows Quake that rocked the Southland in 1987.
Last Saturday, October 17 an estimated 90,000 pounds of items donated by residents from Carson, Compton and Long Beach departed from Long Beach Airport for Apia, Western Samoa via an Arrow Air Cargo DC-10.
“On September 29, an 8.0 earthquake hit American Samoa and Samoa, subsequently resulting in to a 20-foot tsunami that resulted in major loss of life and property,” Congresswoman Richardson said.
Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, other City Officials and the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) encourage all city employees, residents, businesses, and schools to participate in the “Great Southern California Shakeout.” This event, similar to last years event, will be one of the largest earthquake drills ever planned and simulated in Southern California, and aims to be one of the nations largest public earthquake preparedness activities ever conducted.
Long Beach Tsnami Hazard Zone
(Editor’s note 9/30/2009 8:00 a.m. The Tsunami Advisory is NO LONGER in effect.)
Yesterday afternoon the Long Beach Police and Fire departments issued alerts, says Councilmember Gerrie Schipske, concerning the impact of the earthquake which hit American Samoa September 29, 2009 and caused the National Weather Service put a Tsunami Advisory in effect.