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 extinguisherAdequate supplies of medications that you or family members are takingCrescent and pipe wrenches to turn off gas and water suppliesFirst-aid kit and handbook
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 aftershocksCHECK FOR INJURIESIf a person is bleeding, put direct pressure on the wound, use clean gauze or cloth if available
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.