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A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

Updated on May 15, 2014

Earthquake Survival - Are You Prepared?

So what do you know about Earthquake/Emergency Survival - and are You Prepared?

Enough to get you by should you encounter?. Somehow I don't think there is any complete or right answer to those questions, especially after what Japan and now the Philippines have experienced, so before going any further, let us take a moment to remember the thousands that were killed,and the millions left without food, water, power, and those who are still suffering.

I knew very little about earthquake/emergency survival until relocating to California, where after experiencing a few of them decided to expanded my knowledge, of which I hope shall never have to put to use.

Throughout this lens I have included some equipment that is recommended by various emergency services, and information that could be useful in not only an earthquake, but other emergency situation. There is no way I can cover everything, nor would I attempt too, however, I would very much appreciate that if you feel I have missed any important information or equipment from this lens to drop me a line and I shall endeavor to include.

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Be Prepared

Prepare ahead of time:

You should already know where all gas, electric, and water shutoff valves and switches are located. You may have to use them in the event of an emergency.

1. Purchase Emergency Kits And Supplies!

2. Customize Your Kit!

3. Have an Emergency Plan!

Emergency Survival Kits

Emergency Disaster Survival Kit

Making your own Emergency Survival Kit could work out cheaper, there again you might not get the right item(s), or you could forget to add something very important, that's why I recommend, and am going with these fully booted and spurred survival packs, you can't go wrong with one of these. Survival Packs, contents vary depending on what pack you opt for, but in general, and what you should aim for is: a Dynamo AM/FM radio and flashlight (hand crank), some light sticks, Magnesium Fire starter, Emergency reflective sleeping bags, Ponchos, a tube tents, some candles, US Coast Guard approved Food Bars with a 5 year shelf life (SOS brand coconut flavor), US Coast Guard approved Water Pouches with a 5 year shelf life, bottle of Potable Aqua water purification tablets (Aquamira brand), multi-tool knife, whistle, rope, work gloves, masks, first aid kit, hygiene kit (toothbrushe, toothpaste, comb, washcloth, tissues,wet naps, shampoo), roll of toilet paper, note pad, pencil, sewing kit and an Emergency Preparedness Guide on HOW TO PREPARE FOR ANY DISASTER which gives you the steps to preparedness. It includes emergency checklists, preparedness tips, what to do before, during and after a disaster.

Emergency Zone Survival Kit for 4 Person

Emergency Zone Deluxe Survival Kit for 4 Person

Emergency Zone Deluxe Survival Kit for 2 Person

Children's Survival Kit - Emergency Survival Kit for Children

Don't forget the little ones!

This survival kit was designed to meet the needs of a child 11 years and younger. This quality kit is packaged securely in a Child Deluxe Hikers Backpack.

The kit includes the following: Food and Water - Light and Communication equipment - Shelter and Warmth items such as: Winter Gloves - N95 Respirator Dust Mask - Hygiene and Sanitation items

Guardian Survival Multi-Pocket Childrens Hiker's Emergency Kit, 1 Person, Red Backpack
Guardian Survival Multi-Pocket Childrens Hiker's Emergency Kit, 1 Person, Red Backpack

This compact survival kit is packed neatly into a durable waterproof cooler bag. Designed for children 11 years old or younger. The red cooler has the words "Survival Kit" on the front, comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, tie-down cords on the top, and a reflector stripe on the back.

The kit includes the following: Food and Water - Light and Communication equipment - Shelter and Warmth items such as: Survival Sleeping Bag - Poncho - N95 Respirator Dust Mask - Hygiene and Sanitation items and a 42 Piece Pocket First Aid Kit.

 

Small Dog Evacuation Kit

What about the Pets?

Even pet's need to be taken care of in an emergency! So what about this Grab 'n go Small Dog Evacuation Kit.

You get three day emergency essentials that you will need for your pet in an emergency. This Emergency Kit Contains: 5 Year Shelf Life Dog Food, 3-Water Pouches 4.225-Ounce, Pet Water Bowl, Pressed Rawhide Bone, Chew Rope, 6-Pet Waste Bags, 15-Foot Tie Out Leash, Pet Wipes, Pet ID Tag, 3-Antiseptic Cleansing Wipes, 1-Inch Gauze Roll, Triple Antibiotic Ointment Packet, 1-Pair Nitrile Gloves, Pet Carrier

Ready America 77150 Small Dog Evacuation Kit
Ready America 77150 Small Dog Evacuation Kit

Technical Details

Great for hikes

5 Year shelf life dog food and pouch water

Convenient water bowl

Pet carrier for dogs up to 20-Pound

 

What should I do during an Earthquake? - A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

1. 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 (things can fall on you). DON'T run downstairs or rush outside while the bldg is shaking or while there is danger of falling and hurting yourself or being hit by falling glass or debris.

2. If you are OUTSIDE-- get into the OPEN, away from bldgs, power lines, chimneys, and anything else that might fall on you.

3. If you are DRIVING--stop, but carefully. Move your car as far out of traffic as possible. DO NOT stop on or under a bridge or overpass or under trees, light posts, power lines, or signs. STAY INSIDE your car until the shaking stops. When you RESUME driving watch for breaks in the pavement, fallen rocks, and bumps in the road at bridge approaches.

4. If you are in a MOUNTAINOUS AREA--watch out for falling rock, landslides, trees, and other debris that could be loosened by quakes.

A Powerful Battery that will get you through any Emergency! - Duracell Powerpack 450 Jumpstarter with Built-In 150 PSI Air Compressor

What a product, I investigated and reviewed many power-packs, but nothing much matched the Duracell Power-Pack 450 for price, reliability and options, I liked it so much I went out and purchased it. The Power-Pack 450 has everything you will ever need during an emergency, whether it's an Earthquake, Power Failure, Car Issues, or just a Camping or Fishing Trip, it's all here from Duracell, a household trusted brand name!

Duracell Powerpack 450 Jumpstarter with Built-In 150 PSI Air Compressor
Duracell Powerpack 450 Jumpstarter with Built-In 150 PSI Air Compressor

You getting a sealed non-spillable battery, that delivers a 150 PSI air compressor for your car tires, with a pair of jumper cables for those with car battery issues, provides you with a small light source and has an AC charging unit for you to charge the battery at home or from within the car, it also comes with a USB port and two AC outlets for 3 prong outlets that run AC appliances (table lamp - laptop - TV etc) and a nice accessory bag for storage, such a simple device to use, with voice guidance, audible alarms and digital display too assist you in tasks!

 

DCH - A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

Some great advice here!

Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Modifications for those with disabilities or access and functional needs

How to Protect Yourself During an Earthquake (Courtesy of California Emergency Manning Agency)

Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. If you cannot Drop, Cover, and Hold On, there are modified actions you should immediately take to protect your head and neck.

Drop, Cover, and Hold On and its modifications:

The main point is to not try to move, but immediately protect yourself as best possible right where you are. Earthquakes occur without any

warning and may be so violent that you cannot walk, crawl or steer a wheelchair; you therefore could likely be knocked to the ground where you happen to be. You will never know if the initial jolt will turn out to be start of the big one. How to protect yourself in various locations, depending on your situation.

INDOORS: If you are able, "DROP to the ground immediately; take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table; HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops. If you use a wheelchair or have other mobility impairments and cannot Drop, Cover, and Hold On, protect your head and neck with a pillow or your arms, and bend over to protect yourself if you are able.

IN BED: Stay there and hold on; protect your head with a pillow.

HIGH-RISE OR A PUBLIC BUILDING: Drop, Cover, and Hold On or protect your head and neck as best possible. Do not use elevators. When the shaking subsides move to the designated zones for evacuation and wait for assistance by first responders.

OUTDOORS: Move to a clear area away from wires, buildings, and anything else that could fall and hurt you, but only if you can safely do so. Otherwise stay where you are and Drop Cover and Hold On or protect your head and neck as best possible.

STADIUM OR THEATER: Drop Cover and Hold On or protect your head and neck. Protect your head and neck with your arms as best possible. Don't try to leave until the shaking is over.

DRIVING: Pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake. Avoid bridges and overhead hazards. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking is over.

WHAT NOT TO DO: If your mobility is limited, it is particularly important that you DO NOT try to get to a "safer place" or get outside. Movement will be very difficult, and studies of injuries and deaths caused by earthquakes in the U.S. over the last several decades indicate that you are much more likely to be injured by falling or flying objects (TVs, lamps, glass, bookcases, etc.) than to die in a collapsed building.

GET READY BY SECURING YOUR SPACE: There are simple actions you and your support team can take today that will protect you in your home if an earthquake happens tomorrow. START NOW by moving furniture such as bookcases away from beds, sofas, or other places where you sit or sleep. Move heavy objects to lower shelves. Then begin to look for other items in your home that may be hazardous in an earthquake. Some actions may take a bit longer to complete, but all are relatively simple. Most hardware stores and home centers now carry earthquake safety straps, fasteners, and adhesives. Additional information, including how-to instructions, is available at www.earthquakecountry.org.

Kaito KA404 Emergency Hand Crank Dynamo 5-LED Flashlight with AM/FM radio

Wind 'N Go Flashlight

Wind 'N Go Portable Lantern/Radio

Etón SCORPION NSP100OR Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio

(Orange)

When emergencies or outdoor adventures take you off the grid, you need a device that can meet your multiple needs. My choice here is the Scorpion Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio which is a compact unit that you can easily store in a safety kit or toss in your rucksack and take with you anywhere you go. With the rugged exterior skin and aluminum carabiner, the SCORPION is designed to endure any extreme outdoor conditions or emergency situation you may find yourself in the midst of.

The emergency essential features include a crank powered handle, built-in LED flashlight, and USB/cell phone charger. The high-quality digital AM/FM tuner provides you with news, entertainment and public service announcements. Not only that, but it also integrates a NOAA Weather Band receiver that brings you weather forecasts, alerts and other emergency messages - information vital to backpackers and travelers.

In addition to the crank powered handle, the Scorpion also includes a powerful solar panel with a battery charge indicator to ensure that you're always aware of the amount of power you have remaining. The digital tuner/display allows for precise tuning and optimal reception everywhere you go. And if that wasn't enough, there is an AUX-in for the pure enjoyment of music from an iPod or mp3. It's perfect for any room in your house or any outdoor venue.

Things NOT to do during an Earthquake - A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

1. DO NOT turn on the gas again if you turned it off; let the gas company do it

2. DO 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 leaking gas and cause an explosion and fire

3. DO NOT use your telephone, EXCEPT for a medical or fire emergency. You could tie up the lines needed for emergency response. If the phone doesn't work send someone for help

4. DO NOT expect firefighters, police or paramedics to help you. They may not be available.

PowerTraveller PowerMonkey eXplorer Yellow Portable Solar Charger for Mobile Phones, iPods, PDAs and etc. - A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

Lost power during an emergency or need something charged when on a camping trip? I love this little gadget so much, that I went out and purchased it :-)

Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Portable Charger - Yellow
Powertraveller Powermonkey Explorer Solar Portable Charger - Yellow

Technical Details

Compatible with the majority of standard mobile phones, including Nokia & mini Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens & Sony Ericsson.

USB connectors power up iPods and accessories, MP3 players, PDAs, smart mobile phones, digital cameras

Includes mains travel charger for use in 150 countries - 110V to 240V.

Water-resistant, rubberised design is a power source for every adventure.

Safety Features: Protection against short circuit, over-charging and over-discharging.

 

Smart Phone Solar Charger incl. - A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

Smart Phone Solar Charger incl. iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Kindle, GPS etc. 1.8watt Solar Panel, 2000 mAH Li-ion Battery.
Smart Phone Solar Charger incl. iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Kindle, GPS etc. 1.8watt Solar Panel, 2000 mAH Li-ion Battery.

Product Features

Unit size: 6*3*0.9 inches when folded, 11.3 long when open. Unit weight: 7 oz.

Solar Panel: 5.5v /330mA, 1.8 watt. Li-ion rechargable battery: 3.7v 2000mAh.

Charging Output: 5v 500mA. It takes 2-3 hours to charge a cell phone.

Solar charging time for the unit: 8 hours. USB computer charge time: 3-4 hours.

10 charging tips for iPhone/iPod, Blackberry, Kindle, GPS... and USB charging wire, manual included.

 

What do I do after an earthquake? - A Guide for Earthquake/Emergency Survival

1. WEAR STURDY SHOES to avoid injury from broken glass and debris. Expect aftershocks

2. CHECK FOR INJURIES (if a person is bleeding, put direct pressure on the wound, use clean gauze or cloth if available; If a person is not breathing administer CPR; DO NOT attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in further danger of injury; COVER injured persons with blankets to keep warm; SEEK medical help for serious injuries

3. CHECK FOR HAZARDS (Fire hazards--put out fires in your home or neighborhood immediately, call for help; Gas leaks--shut off main gas valve ONLY if you suspect a leak because of broken pipes or odor; Damaged electrical wiring--Shut off power at the control box if there is any danger to house wiring; Downed or damaged utility lines--do not touch downed power lines or any objects in contact with them;

4. SPILLS--clean up any spilled medicines, drugs, or other harmful materials such as bleach, lye, gas;

5. DOWNED OR DAMAGED CHIMNEYS--Approach with caution--don't use damaged chimney (it could start fire or let poisonous gases into your house;

6. FALLEN ITEMS--beware of items tumbling off shelves when you open doors of closets and cupboards;

7. CHECK FOOD AND WATER SUPPLIES--Do not eat or drink anything from open containers near shattered glass; If power is off, plan meals to use up foods that will spoil quickly or frozen foods (food in the freezer should be good for at least a couple of days; Don't light your kitchen stove if you suspect a gas leak;

8. USE BBQ or camp stoves, outdoors only for emergency cooking; If your water is off you can drink supplies from water heaters, melted ice cubes or canned vegetables (AVOID drinking water from swimming pools or especially spas--it may have too many chemicals in it to be safe.)

Water

These are ideal for hiking, traveling, and emergency preparedness, good clean water, and lots of it is essential to our survival. It is recommended that you have at least 1 gallon of water, per person per day.

Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System

Katadyn Hiker Water Microfilter

Lifesaver Bottle 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit for Emergency Disaster Preparedness for Earthquake, Hurricane, Fire, Evacuations.

Water: 1 gallon per person per day - Purifying agents - Food: 3 day supply of non-perishable food - Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables - Dried or canned juices and soups - Staples - Sugar, salt and pepper - Candy, peanut butter, nuts, and jelly - Vitamins.

First Aid - Sterile adhesive bandages and gauze pads - Scissors - tweezers and needle. Soap and moistened towelettes - Antiseptic spray - Safety pins and a safety razor blade - Prescription drugs needed for family members.

Clothes: Sturdy shoes or boots - Rain gear - Hat, gloves, and thermal underwear - Sleeping bags or blankets.

Pets: Food, water and medication - Leash,rope and or carriage cage - Make sure your pet is current on all vaccinations - Depending on pet, attach identification tag. List an emergency number out-of-state as well as a local number.

Deluxe 2-Person Perfect Survival Kit for Emergency Disaster Preparedness for Earthquake, Hurricane, Fire, Evacuations, Auto, Home and FamilyBUY NOW!

Other Items you should consider: A minimum of $100 in cash, at least half of which should be in small denominations - Family photos and descriptions (to aid emergency personnel in finding missing people) - Copies of personal identification and important papers such as insurance documents, driver's license, etc - Signal mirror - Flare: three fires in a triangle is the international distress signal - Laser pointer with lithium batteries, for superior signaling range - Surveyor's tape - orange or chartreuse for marking location for rescuers - Pen/pencil and paper for leaving notes to rescuers about direction of travel - Compass - Trail maps/charts (if location is known in advance) - Survival manual for technique reference

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      Sherwin Griffith 

      4 years ago from Bridgeport Connecticut United States

      Great kits. It's a good thing to be prepared.

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      CampingmanNW 

      5 years ago

      I always love to read a good survival or preparedness squid. Thanks for a good read

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      AlleyCatLane 

      5 years ago

      Thankfully we don't have earthquakes in Florida, but those survival kits would come in handy for hurricanes too.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Ibidii: Your more than welcome, I actually have a friend at work who uses a wheelchair and we do exchange valuable information, have done so for years and will continue to do so, stay safe, stay secure and if there is any information that you feel will be of value please feel free to drop me a note. Thanks for your visit and kind words

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      Ibidii 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for having the all important information Modification section for Disabled persons. I am legally blind, used a wheelchair and walker on and off. It is very important to know these things to protect ourselves. I cannot get off the floor so it is not a good idea to get under the table unless I have a very strong person to help me up. This is great. I always have a pillow with my wheelchair so that is great I can use that to cover my head. I will make sure I bring the pillow with the walker too. Awesome lens! :D

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      Rosanna Grace 

      5 years ago

      Wow! This is a very informative article. Fortunately my area is not known for its earthquake activity. The threat of bush fires, on the other hand, are a constant concern. Some of these tips apply to bush fires too. :) Thanks for sharing.

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      AlleyCatLane 

      5 years ago

      I have been thinking about getting one of these as we get tornadoes and hurricanes around here,. Even severe thunderstorms can knock the power out for days.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @audrey07: That's true Audrey, although I have my kit I hoe I shall never have to use it! Thanks for the visit

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      audrey07 

      5 years ago

      I don't live in an area that gets earthquakes, so I'm very lucky compared to many others who have to be prepared at all times. After all, you just don't know when the earthquake will hit.

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      RaintreeAnnie 

      5 years ago from UK

      I have thank goodness never experienced an earthquake or major emergency but this is excellent advice as you never know. Thank you.

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      Ruthi 

      5 years ago

      I sure hope I never have to suffer through an earthquake, but I know many do and you have given a lot of good advice for earthquake survival.

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      marsha32 

      5 years ago

      We've been collecting some things but need a lot more. I'm going to save my amazon gift cards and buy some of those emergency kits.

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      MaggiePowell 

      5 years ago

      Great selections.. as a Californian, I'm very aware of Earthquakes

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      chas65 

      5 years ago

      Hope I never have to use any of this advice, but very useful.

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      NAIZA LM 

      6 years ago

      I remember my Mom always told me to be alert whenever this kind of natural disaster strikes. Go find a safer place to protect yourself.. Very good information and tips you mentioned here. Kudos to you! ~blessed by a Squid Angel.:)

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      goldenrulecomics 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Lots of good information here!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, I'm ill prepared but don't think there are many earthquakes where I live. Good tips!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I feel pretty safe from earthquakes in Fargo but its always good to brush up on emergency information and to be as ready as we can if what we hope will never happen does...very well done and thorough!

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      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Scary stuff - Fortunately London is not in an area prone to earthquake, but there are other emergency situations that are more likely in a big city, and your survival advice is useful for all sorts of emergencies - well researched, Angel Blessings

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      Susan300 

      6 years ago

      I am bookmarking this awesome reference! * Angel Blessed! * :)

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      Writer783 

      6 years ago

      Although thankfully we do not suffer large Earthquakes where I live, This looks like some very useful information and the kits would be handy in other situations.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @AngryBaker: Love what I read about your school, glad you like the tips, hope we never have to put to use ;)

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @LisaDH: Agree, I am prepared as best as I can be I think, but there is always something you may miss

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      AngryBaker 

      6 years ago

      Bookmarked... as a Californian, I've lived with Earthquakes all my life. You gave some great tips. Our Elementary Schools now have earthquake kits for each child on site... that's a long way from the old "get under the desk" that we used to do.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @EmergencyPrepar: Agree we should stash a little hard cash away for emergencies, naturally thats if you can afford to do so, nice idea

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: I use what is contained within the emergency packs, for extra I have proper water containers

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What do you use to actually store emergency water? If you're sheltering in place there might not be the opportunity to venture out to nearby lakes, rivers or streams.

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      EmergencyPrepar 

      6 years ago

      Cash on hand if atms and electric are down. Plenty of food and water on hand. That's just for starters :)

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      LisaDH 

      6 years ago

      I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and experienced many quakes, including Loma Prieta. You never know when they're going to happen or how big they'll be, so it's always good to be prepared.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Excellent information you've put together here! Thanks for sharing!

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      RachelDillin 

      6 years ago

      I live in Oklahoma, and strangely we have been having earthquakes lately. I must say that the biggest one we've recently had had me running for my tornado safety precautions, which of course are not the right thing in an earthquake lol.

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      boutiqueshops 

      6 years ago

      Great idea & great tips. Well done.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @oceansky lm: Thank you for visiting and kind comments

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @getmoreinfo: Many thanks for your kind words and could not agree more, I only learned about earthquakes etc when I moved to California, have added your lens to this one, thanks for visit

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      Lisa Morris 

      6 years ago

      Great tips on earthquake and Emergency Survival.

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      This is very important information and something everyone should know about, especially those that live in California. I added this to my survival checklist lens.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you for this valuable guide for Earthquake Emergency Survival.

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      Wealth-seekers LM 

      6 years ago

      Get prepared now these kits will sure help to do that. Thanks!

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      Margaret Schaut 

      6 years ago from Detroit

      More and more its obvious that we all have to think about it. Good page.

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      Ronald Tucker 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Very useful list for items to include in ones Earthquake Emergency Kit. My community is located on the San Andreas Fault.

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i think that i should not panic during earthquakes. i experienced lots of earthquakes in my life

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Gypzeerose: Appreciate your blessing and I guess if I was in your shoes I would have done the same for Yoshi, we all know it's wrong, but what else can we do..hope you like the kit :-)

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Great lens - angel blessed. Just went through an earthquake at our home recently. I had just stuck Buckwheat outside so I crawled to get him. I know that is probably not the right thing to do but I wasn't going to lose my dog. I am going to get one of these kits.

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      ideadesigns 

      6 years ago

      Having a small stock of water is important. Have the necessary stuff to get by for at least a week. We learned that lesson in the ice storm few years ago. Some were off more than 2 weeks and had to leave their homes for others that had heat or fireplaces. Great informative lens about earthquake safety!

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