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Old 05-06-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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I'm going to LA in June
for 3 months,
are you telling me that there is gonna be an eartquake???
I've never experienced anything like that

Iwona
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I'm going to LA in June
for 3 months,
are you telling me that there is gonna be an eartquake???
I've never experienced anything like that

Iwona
We can't predict earthquakes, but it's been several years, and I'm sure we're going to feel a tremor in the next couple years. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You are more likely to die driving to the store to purchase earthquake preparation supplies than to be killed in an earthquake.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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One thing should be made clear to non-natives. You are in virtually ZERO danger of being hurt in an earthquake if you are in a single story wood frame structure. As stated above, don't have heavy objects where they can fall on your bed (because you spend more time there so you're more likely to be there when the next quake hits). In fact any large objects in your home should be attached to the wall to prevent tipping in a quake.

Also be careful of broken glass after an earthquake, and either inspect for escaping gas (like from appliance hoses) or turn off the gas service.

And finally, don't have a mirror over your bead unless you have a death wish! Or get a non-glass mirror.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: NYC
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One thing should be made clear to non-natives. You are in virtually ZERO danger of being hurt in an earthquake if you are in a single story wood frame structure. As stated above, don't have heavy objects where they can fall on your bed (because you spend more time there so you're more likely to be there when the next quake hits). In fact any large objects in your home should be attached to the wall to prevent tipping in a quake.

Also be careful of broken glass after an earthquake, and either inspect for escaping gas (like from appliance hoses) or turn off the gas service.

And finally, don't have a mirror over your bead unless you have a death wish! Or get a non-glass mirror.
Great tips people. I wouldn't suggest a mirror at all because even if a non glass mirror falls it'll knock you out.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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Not so surprisingly, this thread focuses on what we can do as individuals and individual families. But we also need to know how many people live in the homes nearby- especially if they're elderly or have small children who may not be able to extricate themselves from damage. Also, if you have pets, make sure that you have food and water available for them as well as ID and medication if they're on it. While I have a lot of materials for "the Big One," I've not been good at actually pulling them all together. The best suggestion that I heard long ago was to buy a 40-gallon rubberized trash can to put all of your supplies in. Tape it solidly closed and put it in an easily-assessable area outside of the home. And, by the way, they now say to plan on 7-days, whereas they used to suggest 3.
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