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Earthquake Update - Apr 10, 2014


Apr 10, 2014 - 4:30pm

At 9:11 pm on March 28, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the City of Fullerton. The earthquake epicenter was determined to be in the City of La Habra. The City of Fullerton suffered damage to infrastructure, and commercial and residential property. City emergency resources continue to update the assessment of the damage.

Following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks, City of Fullerton personnel from various agencies worked to ensure homes, businesses and schools were safe. City water lines damaged by quake have all been repaired. All roads are open in Fullerton. Damaged road repairs are underway, with no significant traffic delays anticipated.

On April 4, 2014, the Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local emergency due to damage caused by what is being called “the La Habra earthquake.” The Orange County Board of Supervisors ratified the proclamation on Tuesday, April 8. This action seeks the assistance of the State of CA if the State can proclaim an emergency. Actions by the State of CA may enable assistance to become available to the County of Orange, including cities and eligible residents and businesses.

Fullerton Mayor Doug Chaffee responded with his gratitude for the County’s efforts. “Fullerton was one of many cities included in this local emergency declaration. We are thankful that the County of Orange took this step, as this is the next step in the process to identify potential assistance programs. We will continue to keep the community updated about any earthquake related information in regards to assistance.”

On April 1, 2014, the Fullerton City Council approved a proposal that earthquake-related inspections and permit fees be waived for necessary repairs. Residents who sustained property damage, and are still in need to an inspection, are asked to contact the City Building Department at (714) 738-6541.

For additional information about State of CA assistance during an emergency, visit the California Office of Emergency Services at http://www.calema.ca.gov/. Residents seeking resources to repair earthquake damages, visit the Contractors State License Board at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/ to find licensed contractors.

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Background:

At 0911pm on 3/28/2014, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the northern cities of Orange County. The earthquakes epicenter was determined to be in the City of La Habra. The City of Fullerton suffered damage to City Infrastructure, Commercial and Residential Property. City Emergency resources continue to update the assessment of the damage.

Fullerton CERT (CRV) was activated and provided Emergency Center support and damage assessment patrols in the North/East Area of the city.

Twitter feed updates: #fullertonca

March 31, 2014 - 2:50 pm
Looking for a resource to repair quake damages? Go to Contractors State License Board at http://www.cslb.ca.gov/ to find licensed contractors.

March 31, 2014 - 2:47 pm
City water lines damaged by quake have all been repaired. Water and electric services are uninterrupted. All roads are open in Fullerton.

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