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California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Issues Earthquake Reminder
9/27/2016 5:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Issues Earthquake Reminder



800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009

Date & Time:

September 27, 2016

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services





On September 27, 2016, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) issued an earthquake reminder for areas of Southern California.


Following a swarm of small magnitude earthquakes near the Salton Sea in Southern California, Cal OES and the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (CEPEC), which includes scientists from the California Geologic Survey, University of California San Diego, Southern California Earthquake Center at USC and the U.S. Geologic Survey, determined there may be a small increase in the probability, up to 1 percent, of additional or larger earthquakes occurring over the next week.


It is important to remember that earthquakes can strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advanced planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake.


If an earthquake does occur you should drop, cover and hold until the shaking ends. If you are driving you should pull to the side of the road and stop.


If you are located in the tsunami inundation zone, following a significant earthquake, you should immediately move inland and out of the inundation zone.


For more tips on what to do prior to, during and after an earthquake please visit Ready Ventura County at


To receive emergency alerts, warnings and notifications register for VC Alert by visiting or by text messaging VCALERT to 313131 on your mobile device. 


When an incident in Ventura County occurs please visit for real time information.




Prepared by:

Kevin McGowan, Office of Emergency Services Manager


News Release Date:

September 27, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Kevin McGowan, 805-654-2552


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