LAXNORTHEAST in Earthquake Country
The mission of LAXNORTHEAST is to support communications for hospitals and the Medical Alert Center (MAC) during disasters.
Earthquakes are a major hazard in LA County and other parts of California. Any earthquake with magnitude 6 or above is an automatic activation for LAXNORTHEAST with nets being established on LAX103 and/or LAX501.
We therefore pay particular attention to earthquakes. Smaller magnitude earthquakes are a chance to practice sending DYFI reports to USGS and to the local coordinator.
During ShakeOut we also hold exercises that practice our procedures.