Another good article of earthquake preparedness:
Disaster Attitude | North Coast Journal | Humboldt County
Friday Oct. 20, 2011
First the rumble, loud, louder, LOUDER until it thunders under your feet. Then BAM! CRACK! And the terrifying shaking, the deafening, dread symphony of rattle, thud, jingle and smash.
When it’s over, you crawl out from under the sturdy table you dove under the second you realized it was an earthquake — right? didn’t you? — pick your way through the mess to the front door, pry it open and peer out. Chaos. Houses, including your own, askew on their foundations, power poles toppled, drooping wires crisscrossing the impassable, rubbled streets.