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Earthquakes
How well you and your family survive an earthquake can depend on how well you prepare beforehand. Develop an earthquake plan for your household and then talk to your neighbors about developing a neighborhood plan. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Put together your family emergency plan
  • Build a disaster preparedness kit
  • Place large or heavy objects on the lower shelves. Fasten shelves, mirrors, and large picture frames to walls. Brace taller top heavy objects.
  • Store bottled foods, glass, china and other breakables on low shelves or in cabinets that fasten shut
  • Know the safe spots in each room: under sturdy tables or desks
  • Know the danger spots - near windows, mirrors, hanging objects, etc.
  • Install flex fittings on all gas and water connections
  • Practice earthquake drills with family members
  • Maintain an updated out-of-state contact card


  • Visit the Great Shakeout to learn how to participate and get your family ready for an earthquake.

    View recent California earthquakes, courtesy of the United States Geological Survey.

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