Earthquakes

SoCal Earthquake Dashboard

USGS Event Information:  M 4.6 - 12 km NW of Malibu, CA

Last update: February9, 2024, 2000 hours



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.

PRACTICE

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.