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)Given the shaking we estimate the response of different types of buildings (EQ engineering). Only with all these steps can...
Fire extinguisherAdequate supplies of medications that you or family members are takingCrescent and pipe wrenches to turn off gas and water suppliesFirst-aid kit and handbookFlashlights with extra bulbs and batteriesPortable radio with extra...
If you are INDOORS--STAY THERE! (Get under a desk or table and hang on to it, or move into a hallway or get against an inside wall. STAY CLEAR of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture or appliances. GET OUT of the kitchen, which is a dangerous place (...
DO NOT turn on the gas again if you turned it off; let the gas company do itDO NOT use matches, lighters, camp stoves or barbecues, electrical equipment, appliances UNTIL you are sure there are no gas leaks. They may create a spark that could ignite...
WEAR STURDY SHOESto avoid injury from broken glass and debris. Expect aftershocksCHECK FOR INJURIESIf a person is bleeding, put direct pressure on the wound, use clean gauze or cloth if availableIf a person is not breathing administer CPRDO NOT attempt...
The contents of your home may be damaged and can be dangerous:Shaking can make light fixtures fall, refrigerators and other large items move across the floor, and bookcases and television sets topple over. IDENTIFY: Look around your house for things that...
a) Severe earthquakes have occurred in the East: In November of 1755, an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 and a maximum intensity of VIII occurred about 50 miles northeast of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was heavily damaged. Other strong...
The Great Southern California ShakeOut earthquake drill is based on a magnitude 7.8 scenario earthquake on the San Andreas fault in southern California. This portion of the San Andreas fault has been identified as the most likely source of a very large...