Earthquake Preparedness

 Estimate what EQ of what size are likely to occur (geology) Given the EQ size we then estimate what the shaking will be (seismology) 
 Fire extinguisher Adequate supplies of medications that you or family members are taking 
 DO NOT turn on the gas again if you turned it off; let the gas company do it 
 WEAR STURDY SHOESto avoid injury from broken glass and debris. Expect aftershocks 
The contents of your home may be damaged and can be dangerous: 
a) Severe earthquakes have occurred in the East: 
The Great Southern California ShakeOut earthquake drill is based on a magnitude 7.8 scenario earthquake on the San Andreas fault in southern California.