3.8 Earthquake

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Twenty minutes ago, a rumble was heard throughout Brisbane.  It lasted not even two seconds, but it was unquestionable that we had just been hit with an earthquake.

Hopefully, if you were sitting at a desk, your first instinct was to drop to the floor and get under it and hold on.  If you were walking in an office building, perhaps you located the nearest doorway and headed in its direction.  If you were outside, hopefully you thought to move to an area clear of buildings, trees, and power lines.

Information on the quake can be found on the USGS website.  And wouldn't you know...today is the 105th anniversary of the big San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

We hope that this small quake we just experienced will move you to discuss family/household preparedness with your loved ones, and read up on what you need to do before, during and after an earthquake strikes.  We can't predict the future, but we can certainly prepare for it.