Saturday, December 10, 2011

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake shook Hawthorne Wednesday night at 10:33 PM.
Epicenter:   11 miles below Hawthorne.  The earthquake was felt as far as Beverly Hills, El Segundo & Redondo Beach.
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Televisions, stereos, computers, microwaves and other electronics are heavy and costly to replace. They can be secured with flexible nylon straps and buckles for easy removal and relocation.
The ground swells & rolls of an earthquake can cause anything resting on a shelf or counter top to fall – TVs, stereos, computers, microwaves, lamps, etc. An easy way to protect against these types of losses is to use Velcro™ or other similar products.
Source: SPAN Disaster Services, Inc.
  • Choose a Velcro™-type product that has adhesive on the back.
  • Cut the Velcro™ into large squares. You will need four squares to secure most items, one for each leg or corner of the item.
  • Press the two sides of the Velcro™ together.
  • Remove the paper from the backs of the Velcro™ to expose the adhesive.
  • With the Velcro™ still pressed together, stick it on the legs or corners of the item, and then place the item on the shelf or counter top where you want it located.
Source: Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Securing Computer - Grip Fasteners
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD
Install one of the following:
  • Bungee cord
  • Strap/lock fasteners
  • Leash locks
  • Earthquake pads
Leash locks
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD
  • Use leash locks for equipment that may be moved (for example, telephones, keyboards, laptops.)
  • Fasten near the top and near the bottom if equipment is more than two times as tall as it is wide.
Supplies Required
  • Bungee cord
  • Eye-bolts—3/16" diameter
  • Versa Grip fasteners
  • Lease locks
  • Rubber doorknob bumpers
  • Threaded or glued mounting
Bungee Cord
Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Source: SPAN Disaster Services, Inc.; School Facilities Manual Nonstructural Protection Guide