One hundred thousand earthquakes happen on average around the world every month. Not all cause damage, but it only takes one strong earthquake to kill or injure thousands of people and cause millions of dollars of damage. There is usually at least one strong quake per year somewhere around the globe. For the unprepared, the consequences can be devastating.
Are you ready for an earthquake? Are you prepared for the disruption in common services including fresh water, electricity, and healthcare? Do you have a plan and supplies to survive on your own until help arrives or services are restored?
You can protect your family and reduce damage to your property by taking action now. This guide explains how to prepare for a earthquake, answers frequently asked questions about earthquakes, provides a link to the Earthquake Notification Service, and includes a list of resources related to earthquake preparedness and hazards. Continue reading below to learn the important steps you can take to prepare for an earthquake.